The quintet is a special discovery—a young, fresh, and yet amazingly mature sound out of New York, constructed with intelligence, along with something else that is felt in every moment of the music: an elemental desire to play. Here is music that swings, pulsates. It has lyrical elegance, carried along by a rhythmic density, transparency, and groove that is never gratuitous. It is music that flows out of the mainstream of contemporary jazz, yet moves with such sovereign elegance that what immediately stands out is its special position within that mainstream.
Ben van Gelder · alto sax, bass clarinet
Peter Schlamb · vibraphone
Sam Harris · piano, synths
Rick Rosato · bass
Craig Weinrib · drums
Mark Turner · tenor sax (on track 5 and 8)
Ben Street · bass (on track 5 and 9)