About midway through, there's an interesting "Turnaround where the three engage in a conversation that darts between them. While Friedman supplies the main voice, Hoch's varied punctuation moves from emphatic accents to a flex of the cymbals, addding spice; Schuller's walking bass line completes the lure. Friedman brings back "Flamands, which he recorded on Waltz for Debby (441 Records, 2003). It works pleasantly enough, the tempo set by Hoch and Schuller, but then in comes Friedman, dwelling on the melody before he adds muscle and pumps it with potent vigor. There's a swinging line invested in "Beatrice, where the three work comfortably together, which makes this mainstream take a delight.
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Track Listing: Beatrice; Question and Answer; Unrequited; Ballad for Nori; Turnaround; Poem for no. 15; Flamands; Yes and No.
Personnel: Reuben Hoch: drums; Don Friedman: piano; Ed Schuller: bass.
Record Label: Naim Label
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