Joe's light alto is featured along with the burning tenor of Tim Ries with Jack Stuckey's baritone at the bottom, Bill Charlap's fine piano is heard to good advantage on "Charade".
The horns of Bob Millikan and Greg Gisbert shine throughout. "Some other time" features some dynamite trumpet work with a background that is ever so lush. Conrad Herwig's trombone eats up "So In Love" with so much fire that I expected smoke to emerge from my CD player. And the fabulous stick work of Terry as he sets the pace. "America" starts in a Latin vein, and then bam!! it's off to the races. Herwig is tour de force, Gisbet flys, Charlap is fleeting. The piece charges on and on to a roaring climax.
Joe Roccisano was one of the special jazz masters. Phil Woods contributes some very moving liner notes regarding his dear friend.
This is a must to add to your collection.