Kirk moved to NYC just 10 years ago and he has firmly established as one of the most sought after cornetist / composer on the scene.
Kirk chose for this his 6th leader/co-leader album somewhat special material (music that relates to spirituality of passing (=funeral)) and executed beautifully with superb support from B-3 organ player Jamie Saft and legendary drummer Hamid Drake.
JAMIE SAFT Hammond B3, syntheziser
HAMID DRAKE drums
1 OH LOVELY APPEARANCE OF DEATH (Traditional) 5:13
2 CITY CALLED HEAVEN (Dwight Bigler) 6:05
3 CHINA TOWN SUITE (Kirk Knuffke) 12:21
4 LITTLE CROSS (Kirk Knuffke) 5:12
5 ELEPHANT BOAT (Kenny Wollesen) 5:03
6 FARMER ALFALFA (Henry Grimes) 5:12
7 POEM (Kirk Knuffke) 5:17
8 BLUES FOR FRED (Kirk Knuffke) 7:20
9 JULY HYMN (to Don Cherry) (Matt Wilson) 2:48
10 DONALD’S WAKE (Kirk Knuffke) 6:50
Total Playing Time 61:44