Lorin's bass work is absolutely astounding on his debut performance as a leader! All-original compositions certainly contribute to the high-energy performances on all eight songs, but the BLUF is that this is just one oh-so-tight band that will catch your ears & hold them (for a long, LONG time to come)! Songs like the 5:32 opener, "Crossings", are a perfect example of the talent you'll be exposed to on this great album. The piano/bass intro on "Sweetest Soul" digs down deep into where the roots of jazz are, and will hold your attention for the entire 4:36 length... I just loved this one. Since I'm always looking for energy/power projection in my listening experience, though, it was the excellent "The Hero's Journey" that got my vote for personal favorite! All-around, this is a great CD that gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from my ears, especially if (like me) you totally dig bass jazz! "EQ" (energy quotient) rating is 4.98.