Fortunately, the contemporary jazz that Marsalis and crew lay down here is not of the commercial variety and it’s also not just another hard bop retread. While the focus is still on the type of busy interaction and odd time signatures that define "In the Crease," the palette becomes broader as the disc progresses. There’s free tonality with "Elysium," another drum spot for Jeff "Tain" Watts in "Tain Mutiny" and some holy roller testifying on "Countronious Rex." A hidden track at the end of the disc even finds Marsalis playing Ben Webster to Joey Calderazzo’s Oscar Peterson. As unbridled and free flowing as the best jazz must always be, Branford has arrived at a maturity level that has only been alluded to in past efforts.