Solid date led by Beppe Di Benedetto’s trombone, rounded off with sax, piano, bass and drums. Nice mix of up tempo and ballads. This is straight-ahead bop with a modern touch. Benedetto has graceful touch on trombone, which sometimes can elbow other instruments out of the way, but here he’s seamless part of the quintet. Also, the compositions just flat out rock; tunes that soar and tunes that sway. The kind of album I can listen to over and over. One of my Picks of the Week. About a month after first listening to this album, I find myself returning to it repeatedly. A great album when I need some music with plenty of life to it.