Sonny Criss' second of seven Prestige albums (which has been reissued on CD under the OJC imprint) finds the passionate altoist using the same rhythm section as on the earlier date: pianist Walter Davis, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Alan Dawson. Criss is in fine form on five jazz standards (including a heated "Wee" and an emotional version of "Smile") plus Davis' gospel-ish "A Million or More Times." An excellent outing.
|A Million or More Times||Sonny Criss||4:25|
|Wee / Denzil Best||Sonny Criss||4:32|
|God Bless the Child / Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog, Jr.||Sonny Criss||6:30|
|On a Clear Day / Burton Lane / Alan Jay Lerner||Sonny Criss||6:21|
|Blues in the Closet / Oscar Pettiford||Sonny Criss||5:14|
|Smile / Charlie Chaplin / Geoffrey Parsons / John Turner||Sonny Criss||4:39|