Great material from Norwegian pianist Christian Reim – all of it unreleased, but all of it pretty darn great! Reim's honestly not a player we know at all, but he emerges as a heck of a great talent in this set – a pianist with a really thoughtful, lyrical sort of feel – but one who also knows how to keep up a groove as well! The set features some early work in a soul jazz combo mode, then moves into more complicated grooves – but ones that all stay pretty darn swinging, without any too-modern or too-out moments – all to end with a wonderful quartet of tracks from the end of the 70s, showing a bit of a California
sense of warmth in some of the tunes. Reim plays mostly piano, but also a bit of organ – and other players include Ditlef Eckhoff on trumpet, Knut Riisnaes on tenor, Helge Hurum on flute, and Carl Magnus Neumann on alto sax. Titles include "Away", "Revolution", "Hippie", "Llut", "Shalom", "Quiquenita", and "Variasjoner Over Et Tema Av Nordraak".