A great trio
, and a really great live performance – one that's right up there with work you'd expect from the players involved a few decades before – showing all of them to still be very much at the height of their creative powers! Oliver Lake
's alto sax is especially great here – blowing with a bold force and sharp edge that bursts out strongly from the start, almost taking us back to loft jazz years in the open, spontaneous setting of this performance. Reggie Workman
's bass gives us plenty to love too – painting a variety of tones throughout the set – strong one minute, soft the next, and both plucked and bowed. Cyrille
's drums round things up with the right degree of sensitivity for the other two musicians – and titles include "Wha's Nine", "Hasan", "Striation", "Willow Song", "ZC", "Come On Home Baby", and "Gazzelloni".