"Right Place" starts with laughing and then quotes. We hear "Crepuscule with Nellie" and then a curious line, progressing at odd turns. It's Monkish all right, and so's the piano behind Randy Brecker. He uses this style often, but we get others: lazy romance on "Truth Is.... " (love Dick Oatts' midnight sax), classical elegance from "Perfectly Spaced". The tunes are well-formed, noteworthy themes, plus lots of solo space. (Brecker is choice on "Toni Town".) There's no showing off; just a man with ambitious goals who achieves them all. The breadth is amazing, the performances an understated jolt - truth is, Steve packs a million thrills.