Killer trio material from drummer Daniel Villarreal
– a lean, clean record that's a really great showcase for all three players involved! The music's got a vibe that's more live and spontaneous than some other efforts on the International Anthem label, and a sound that's almost funky at times – as Daniel
's snapping drums get plenty of encouragement from the basses of Anna Butterss
, which really sets fire to the guitar of Jeff Parker
's back here at a level that we haven't heard on record in awhile, and the record seems to resonate with
all his long experience with
a variety of players – while also standing as a showcase for his ability to really deliver some warmly chromatic tones on the guitar. Titles include "Things Can Be Calm", "Daytime Nighttime", "Salute", "Sunset Cliffs", "Republic", "Chicali Outpost", and "Bring It".