In arrangements crafted for duet, quartet and quintet, Rutherford displays the piano skills that marked her as a classical prodigy from an early age, and the creative vision that led her to the front ranks of the Down Under jazz world. As a leader, she demonstrates great generosity and a clear grasp of her fellow performers' range and value. Each member of the band is a leading member of the Aussie jazz scene in his own right, and for American and European listeners, it's a fine opportunity to gain an appreciation of the outstanding music being created beyond the borders typically thought of as encompassing the jazz universe.
Released on the Australian label Tall Poppies, this one may require a bit of a search, but the reward will be an album of straight ahead jazz that's a straight forward masterpiece. Do the work.