Here are six players representing five universities spanning the country. How they ever came together to record as a group might be a good story in itself. The 12 originals here were all contributed by the players themselves, so there is a variety in tempo and melodic ideas. If anything, the album has a passionate Blue Note quality to it, although some of the music is contemporized for today?s musical mindset. The players, all simply wonderful in both ensemble and solo assignments, are: Will Campbell, alto sax; Matt Olson, tenor sax; Vern Sielert, trumpet; Michael Kocour, piano; Jon Hamar, bass; and Don Moio, drums. This is a straight ahead, tied-with-a-blue-ribbon sextet playing their music with confidence and vitality.