Pianist Renee Rosnes
blows us away once again – returning to work with in a very similar mode as the one she used on her last album for the Smoke Sessions label – which was a real revelation, and a set that had us falling in love with Renee
's music all over again! If anything, the energy here is even sharper and more focused – as Rosnes
' piano comes on full force amidst the vibes of Steve Nelson, and alto and flute of Chris Potter – driven on by fantastic work from Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – a rhythm duo who can be laidback when needed, then completely bold at all the right moments! Nelson's got some sharply chromatic elements in his vibes that offset some of the darker tones from Potter's saxophone – and Renee
somehow finds a way to bridge the space of everyone with the warm of the chords on her piano. The songs are almost all originals, and are as painterly as the cover – yet still quite swinging too – and titles include "Elephant Dust", "Scorned As Timber Beloved Of The Sky", "Mirror Image", "Black Holes", "Let The Wild Rumpus Start", and "Rhythm Of The River" – plus a version of Bobby Hutcherson's "Rosie".