Personnel: Dusko Goykovich (trumpet, flugelhorn), Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Eddie Gomez (bass), Mickey Roker (drums).
Recorded from June 28-29, 1993.
All songs written by Dusko Goykovich except "I'll Close My Eyes" (Bernice Petkere).
Personnel: Dusko Goykovich (trumpet, flugelhorn); Dusko Gojkovic (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Eddie Gomez (bass guitar); Mickey Roker (drums).
Audio Mixers: Michael Marciano; Mike Marciano.
Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
Recording information: Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY (06/28/1993-06/29/1993); Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY (06/28/1993-06/29/1993).
Photographer: Gene Martin.
Trumpeter Dusko Goykovich, a fixture in Germany for decades, has had few of his recordings available in the United States. This Enja CD is an exception, an excellent quartet/quintet date with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Mickey Roker; tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath is on five of the nine selections. Goykovich, whose hero was Miles Davis (one of his eight originals on this session is called "Ballad for Miles"), has a mellow tone and a likable swinging style. This relaxed CD is an excellent example of his talents. ~ Scott Yanow