Here is the first CD by accordionist/pianist Rob Reich's new quintet. Ten beautiful compositions by Rob, gorgeously recorded. Featuring Ila Cantor, guitar; Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Todd Sickafoose, bass; and Eric Garland, drums. From the liner notes by Ben Goldberg: "My friend Rob Reich has been called to the world of music in many ways: advisor, contemplative, crafty instigator, master of the perfect phrase. With the present release we receive the blessing of Rob’s talents as composer and bandleader. I have often wondered at the sources of Rob’s ability to compose and improvise music that is always right on target. You could say that one of his gifts is an ability to speak from different worlds simultaneously: he is a master of succinct revelation, of vaporous extremes that get right to the heart, of plainspoken abandon. Also Rob is funny, in that way of being funny that uncovers some serious truths about the world and sets them in their proper relation. Of course, the real key to understanding Rob Reich is also the most enjoyable, and here it is. Shadowbox: step right in, glance around, believe me there’s something you really need to hear."