Roberto Magris has come up with another gem. This album is certainly influenced by the classical idiom. "In Love In Vain" has more of a jazz feel than the first two tracks. This tune is a jaunty excursion into a swing mode. The sax solo has added much to the overall effect and Magris's solo is a study in dexterity and ideation. "
React!" is an up tempo arrangement that displays this band at it's best. The pianistic ability of Magris is showcased in no uncertain terms as he gets all over the keyboard to send this tune into orbit. This a septet track and it is a solid example of how a smaller group can display it's wares in the best light. The sax soliloquy is a rapid fire message of jazz in the European style.
"Steady Mood" opens with a lush tenor solo. Warm and smoky is the byword here. Robertoi Magris comps beautifully and when the ensemble brings up the tempo a bit, it makes for an interesting session.
"Naima" is performed by the octet and again it is a format best suited for this type of jazz. The tenor rides in and blows a chorus that is an audio delight. A trombone has it's say and speaks volumes.
This release will enhance a listening experience to the maximum and is a worthwhile addition to ant cognoscenti's collection.