Personnel: Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone); Dan Wall (organ); Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Recorded at The Center For The Arts, Louisville, Kentucky on December 29 & 30, 1996. Includes liner notes by Charlie Banacos.
Although this is a tenor-organ-drums trio, the music is much more advanced than typical soul-jazz. Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi ranges style-wise from Joe Henderson on the first few selections to early John Coltrane on the later cuts. Organist Dan Wall shows more versatility than the usual Jimmy Smith-inspired organist, and drummer Adam Nussbaum is alert in support. The music is mostly comprised of Bergonzi's advanced but fairly straight-ahead originals, with the exceptions being a fresh rendition of "Our Love Is Here to Stay" and a version of "Giant Steps" that has sections in 6/4 and 5/4 time. Everyone plays up to par on this excellent modern post-bop date. ~ Scott Yanow