Down Beat - 9/92, p.494 Stars
- Very Good - "..The principal soloists fit their stellar lines together or back-to-back amid the precise flux of the rhythm section, helping construct a communicative modern jazz of rich colors and intricate designs.."
Personnel: Rob Schneiderman (piano), Ralph Moore (tenor saxophone), Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone), Brian Lynch (trumpet), Todd Coolman (bass), Jeff Hirschfield (drums).
Personnel: Rob Schneiderman (piano); Ralph Moore (tenor saxophone); Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone); Brian Lynch (trumpet); Jeff Hirshfield (drums).
Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (05/01/1991).
Photographer: B. Robert Johnson.
Pianist Rob Schneiderman and a top-notch sextet (with trumpeter Brian Lynch, Ralph Moore on tenor, baritonist Gary Smulyan, bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Jeff Hirshfield) perform seven of the leader's swinging but unpredictable originals and two standards ("Blue Moon" and "There's a Small Hotel"). The strong musicianship, obvious enthusiasm and creative improvisations make this a recommended set for adventurous straightahead jazz fans. ~ Scott Yanow