Tthis disc sizzles for one reason: Herlin Riley, the drummer. Jamal flies, he soars across the keyboard, across modalities and changes like few others, but unlike some other discs, Riley, along with the solid, if sweating, James Cammack, on bass, provides a solid launch pad. Get it, listen, and wonder why this trio hasn't made more discs.
This is certainly one of the great jazz albums of the eighties. I have been listening to it for almost twenty years and never got tired of. Listen to Without You or Yellow Fellow to get a good idea of what this trio was capable of: Such a powerful drive from bass and drums makes Jamal fly - how great!
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