"PORTRAIT OF ALFONZO" ~ All music written [with the exception of "Impressions"], composed, arranged, produced and all instruments were performed by Alfonzo Blackwell. "Quintet" is the opening-track and original work, and gives you just a sample of the many voices of Alfonzo Blackwell.
If you are just discovering his music, this song is like the cliffs notes for the Music History 101 of Alfonzo Blackwell. "Pulsar", is an original mid-tempo track with soulful and melodic improvisation laced throughout the composition. Appropriately titled; it's a snapshot of him and his music and the framework for the portrait of Blackwell's masterful artistry.
"Impressions" is Blackwell's take on the jazz standard written and performed by the late great John Coltrane, his chief influencer. All instruments are performed and arranged by Mr. Blackwell for this classic jazz standard making it a must-have collector's piece due to the arrangement, performance and prowess of this CD.