Pianist Goldberg is joined on this lushly produced recording by saxophonist and flautist Kenny Goldberg, bassist Jeff Falkner and drummer Dave Renick. The eight original compositions from the pianist are well conceived and executed by a band attuned to the composer’s musical sensibilities and the results are satisfying. Goldberg worked with the Mahavishnu Orchestra for five years in the 1970s and later recorded for Pausa and MPS. This marks his second outing on his own label, recorded in his own studio. The opening "Morning Star" features flute to exquisite effect and the leader’s early Herbie Hancock-inspired piano work. By contrast the following "Pokhara" has a saxophone line out of the Sonny Rollins book and "Anthem" has a melodic riff that reminds of late 70s Chuck Mangione. "Westward Reach" is delightfully quick-witted in the interplay between sax and piano. To say that the disc covers a lot of stylistic ground is an understatement. The recording quality is crystalline, the playing often hard and angular, perhaps harkening back to work alongside Wayne Shorter. Goldberg is a masterful pianist and exquisite musical storyteller. This will appeal to fans of a wide gamut of jazz styles.