Energized by a live, actively participating audience, the trio embarks upon exposing an eclectic play list to a wide array of interpretative approaches. Laboriel's "Moment out of Time" is definitely modern as is the following cut "Step Outside" where Laboriel reveals an deep intimacy of the electric bass. This track is one second short of nine minutes of innovative improvisation. Even the standards are treated to a modern jazz face lift. After a nod to the melody, the trio revises and revamps "All the Things You Are" with striking extemporization. The track features strong drum inserts by Donald as he trades off with Ranier's piano, with Laboriel's bass wandering around underneath. Although these three are veterans, they have not stayed still. They not only have kept up with new jazz forms, they have become leaders in playing within their framework. This is a solid session and is recommended.
Track Listing: You Stepped out of a Dream; Moment out of Time; Step Outside; Jet Samba; Blue Daniel; Snippy; All The Things You Are; Teach Me Your Paths
Personnel: Abe Laboriel - Bass; Peter Donald - Drums; Tom Ranier - Piano
Record Label: Fuzzy Music
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