Beautiful trio work from Geri Allen
– recording here with a great group that features Paul Motian
on drums and some especially great work from Charlie Haden
on bass! Haden
's bass really figures into the sound of most of the songs strongly – almost leading more than Allen
's piano, with a sound that's round and deep-toned, and which really brings a great sense of soul to the set – which is then given a nicely punctuated vibe by Allen
's strong piano! Motian
, as you might expect, is nicely elliptical – able to move all around the kit, but without ever losing control – and although the performances get a bit outside at times, the whole thing's mostly got a strong sense of soul and a tight rhythmic core. Titles include "Law Years", "Segment", "La Pasionaria", "Rain", "Home", and "I'm All Smiles".