This album was taped in a live performance at New York City's Jazz Forum on April 30, 1981.
Except for track one's "With A Song In My Heart" these are original compositions by Jack Reilly from the late 60's to the 70's.
Reilly is a true virtuoso of the piano with remarkable facility and ideation. One might hear a flicker of Bud Powell or a whisper of Bill Evans (done with reverential regard) but clearly Jack Reilly has a unique style along with rhythmic flexibility and the ability to swing...He, however, paints with his own brush.... And is definitely the sine qua non on this recording.
"With A Song In My Heart" There was no thin gruel here, only fat chords and a jaunty message filled solo from Reilly. On the 8 bar exchanges with the drummer, Mr. Reilly was merciless.
Bud Powell was talked about a bit on "Minor Your Own Amos" as the pianist unleashed a torrent of impressionistic bop lines. The drums and bass were clearly inspired on this tune.
"Lento For Carol" has a thought provoking melody and a haunting quality that conjures up the bittersweet pall of love (on occasion)
This is a trio that epitomizes the true meaning of sophistication and professionalism in the jazz world today, and tomorrow and the next day.