ALBUM FEATURES A STELLAR LINEUP: MIGUEL ZENÓN, STEVE WILSON, CHRIS POTTER, STEVEN CÁRDENAS, EDWARD SIMON & BEN STREET
Drummer and composer Adam Cruz did not choose the title of his debut album lightly. Milestone is both a professional and personal marker.
“I’ve had a vision to do something with my composing for a long time,” says Cruz. “But I’ve also felt a certain ripening needed to happen. This is a big step for me. I’ve invested a lot of time in practicing and studying, working at my relationship with the piano and developing a compositional voice. I’ve just turned 40 and I’m happy the record is coming out now. There’s a certain amount of growth and maturity that I have gone through, deepening my dedication as a drummer and composer, particularly over the last decade.”
Comprising eight original compositions, and featuring a true all star band including Miguel Zenón, alto sax; Steve Wilson, soprano sax; Chris Potter, tenor sax; Steve Cárdenas, electric guitar; Edward Simon, piano, and Ben Street, bass, Milestone, which was made possible by a grant by the Aaron Copland Recording Fund, marks a before and after in Cruz’s development as an artist. Continue reading