Peterson’s latest quintet includes trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, saxophonist Jimmy Greene, piano man Orrin Evans, and bassist Eric Revis. How much they have gelled as a unit over the past year or so is supremely evident on Tests of Time. Taking his cue from the hard bop period of the mid to late ‘60s, Peterson’s tunes here range from burnout numbers like Freddie Hubbard’s "Neo Terra" to the quietly reflective "Ballad For Queen Tiye." Pianist Evans continues to be a revelation as he builds on the legacy of pianists like Andrew Hill, Jaki Byard, and Geri Allen with his own advanced conception. Much the same can be said of both Pelt and Greene as each one had made great strides in consolidating their influences. As for Peterson, he’s as technically amazing as ever and his strong writing gives his music yet still an added dimension of individuality.