This is a rather unusual outing for veteran pianist Lou Levy
, since eight of the ten selections have both Eric Von Essen
, who doubles on cello, and Pierre Michelot
on basses, along with drummer Alvin Queen
. The large number of bass solos make this set of more limited interest than expected, but Levy
's fine bop-based playing and some excellent originals uplift what could have been a lesser effort. Worth investigating.