Former Chicago bassist Lorin Cohen has a new disc out from Origin Records called Home. First off, props to Cohen for some really outstanding arranging on this album. Cohen has created really nice "sonic palates" for his musicians to work with. And Cohen didn't take the easy way out, instrumentally speaking, either. Throughout Home, you'll hear steel pans, harmonica and vibes, along with the usual Jazz rhythm section of piano, bass and drums. Even with the more lilting sounds you would usually expect from the harmonica (especially in jazz) and steel pans, Cohen and his band have crafted some muscular music. The end result is just fascinating. I hope you come to like this one as much as I do.