The trio on "Thermal Strut" works together with a sense of surprise and fun. The eye-opener is pianist Tamir Hendleman who attacks the keyboard with a jaunty ferocity worthy of Horace Silver. "Topsy," "Agua De Beber," and Silver's own "Opus De Funk" all benefit from his springy touch and Jay Lawrence's rolling drum style. There are also notable slower works like "Eulogy," a sedate classical piece with a touch of the Blues, and "Tell Me A Bedtime Story," a deliberate bluesy strut pwered by Lawrence's precise drumming and Lynn Seaton's solid bass groove and wonderful trio lyricism on Hendleman's "Almost Summer" and Jimmy Rowles' "The Peacocks." These players put an infection joy all over this CD.