Lovano's recordings are consistently at the top of critics' end-of-the-year "Best of" lists (including his Grammy-winning 52nd Street Themes). Touring with his nine-piece ensemble - the previous much-celebrated nonet in jazz history was the one Miles Davis formed for his legendary Birth of the Cool - Lovano has found the perfect vehicle in this "little-big band" format, striking a balance between the powerful sound of a large ensemble and the intimacy of the solo-oriented small combo. Each and every one of his Nonet performances at the New Morning - such as this 2001 show featuring the late John Hicks - has been an unforgettable experience for his countless French fans.
Tracklisting: 1. On a Misty Night 2. if You Could See Me Now 3. Hot House 4. Theme for Ernire 5. Charlie Chan 6. Good Bait 7. Embraceable You 8. Abstractions On 52nd Street/ 52nd Street Theme 9. Focus