Although Dave Holland has led and participated in many great groups, large and small, his 80squintet that recorded for ECM is arguably the best. Featuring Steve Coleman, Julian Priester, Marvin Smitty Smith and Kenny Wheeler, the group manages to swing and dance hard around some fairly complex numbers, mostly written by the group members. The tracks ever sound too intellectual or pretentious, and the interplay and solos throughout are tremendous. 9 numbers in all, including "Uhren", "Homecoming
", "Perspecuity", "Celebration", "World Protection Blues", "Gridlock (Opus 8)", "Walk-a-way", "The Good Doctor" and "Double Vision".