Pianist Kevin Hays
is the ersatz leader here, and also wrote almost all the tracks – but the set's a very well-rounded effort from every member of the trio, thanks to fantastic contributions from Ben Street
on bass and Billy Hart
on drums! There's a way that the bass rolls around the drums rolls around the piano on some tunes – that complexity that we've always loved in Hart
's music, and the way that he can make it seem so simple and organic – pointed a bit more by some of Hays
' work on the piano, while Street
may well be working as the most understatedly powerful member of the session. There's a nicely mature, and maybe melancholy, sense to most of the tunes – and titles include "Elegia", "Twilight", "All Things Are", "New Day", and "Unscrappulous".