So it’s a tribute to Carr and his group that it all sounds so smooth and inviting. Granted, he doesn’t seem to be one to head off into screaming-Coltrane-land, preferring a more measured approach to tone. That only makes the disc more listenable, perhaps, as the odd times and extended approaches to form are rendered warm and cozy. The three guys are very tuned into their collectively polite approach to challenging jazz. Going without a piano or other harmonic instrument is dangerous territory, at once freeing and treacherous, especially in the way of sameness. That may be where Carr could experiment with his tonal palette a bit. The tunes, however, have a nice wide variety of moods and grooves, and Collings and Barker work hard to constantly evolve the rhythm. It’ll be really nice to hear where this group goes in a year or two.