Brad Goode (trumpeter, bassist, drummer, composer, music educator) presents his 18th release as a leader and it is a jewel! He has pulled together a stunning band, including Ernie Watts (tenor sax), Adrian Farrugia (piano), Kelly Sill (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). Goode says the disc is "supposed to be a snapshot of this band...and of the musical relationship between Ernie and myself - the combination of our approaches." (Liner notes) Watts has played with bands ranging from Charlie Haden's Quartet West to The Mothers of Invention and though Goode and Watts have played together quite a lot, this is their first recording together. Their interaction is terrific. Seven of the ten songs on offer are originals by the group members: Farrugia's "Half Moon" is the opener, Goode offers three, and Watts, Sill and Nussbaum one each. The covers are "Blues In The Night" (Arlen and Mercer), "I Want To Talk About You" (Eckstine) and Von Freeman's tribute to his high school classmate Gene Ammons' "Jug Ain't Gone" . There is terrific musical span and interaction on this disc. A total WOW!