Philadelphia-based saxophonist-composer Tom Tallitsch enlists like-minded Philly comrades on his third outing as a leader. Tallitsch blends nicely with guitarist Victor Baker throughout, particularly on the delicate and contemplative opener ?Swirl? (reminiscent of Wayne Shorter's ?Fall?) and the pensive ballad ?Propellerhead.? They take things up a notch on the highly charged ?Red Giant,? which features Baker stretching on a fluid, warm-toned solo, and turn in their most affecting performance on ?Dark Before the Dawn.? Stellar pianist John Stenger is also prominently featured on the swinging closer, ?In a Whirl.?