A great one from saxophonist Chris Greene
– a player who just seems to get better and better with each new release – maturing to a point where his strong status on the Chicago scene should be overtaken by a wider national reputation! This set may well have Greene
finding a voice that he's been searching for on previous albums, but never focused in on this well – a mode that mixes his interest in other styles of music with his strength as a soloist, especially on tenor – so that he's able to really embrace a palette of jazz that makes him way stronger than just another well-skilled local musician. The quartet
is especially great as a whole – with a mixture of piano and keyboards from Damian Espinosa, electric and acoustic bass from Marc Piane, and drums and percussion from Steve Corley – musicians who use the slight electric elements in all the right ways, maybe almost towards territory of some of the more soulful recent releases on Blue Note – company that Greene
could certainly keep with ease. Titles include "Blues For Dr Fear", "Dienda", "Wildcat", "Day Dream", "The Crossover Appeal", "Summer Song", "Thunder Snow", and "Here To Help".