Tim’s bass does a wonderful job of leading this excellent jazz trio (Rob Henke is on trumpet/alto horn and Diane Moser plays piano) through paces & changes your mind will enjoy grooving to! It’s an October 2014 release that will “hold” you spellbound through all nine tunes (7 original compositions)! The lively & rambunctious “Only A Dream” is a perfect example of jazz that lives (& will continue living through repeated listens)! The players come through as totally in to what they’re doing, & won’t let your ears down… listen to Diane’s “One For Mal” to get an idea of just how lively this set gets. It was Tim’s tune, “Un Bel Lago“, that got my vote for personal favorite, though… 10:04 gives the players plenty of time to explore the theme and move in directions that will provide pure listening pleasure for months and years to come. I give this release a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of a (perfect) 5.00 – meaning that it also get the “PICK” of this issue for “best trio jazz”!
by Rotcod Zzaj, Issue 151 reviews