Thinking Out Loud finally gets us back to jazz. The leader is drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker who set up a crisp and light bottom for Ted Rosenthal and Todd Coolman to work against. Snir-Zelniker is from Israel and his original compositions have Hebrew traces to them that Rosenthal turns inside out, especially his rolling, funky lines on "Longing." As the CD goes on you can really tell the drummer is leading from the rear and consistently setting the table for his partners. Bill Evans' "Interplay" develops an insistent groove in the bass and drums as the piano creeps along, "Isfahan" is done to a rolling African beat and "Blue Skies" and "Secret Love" are set at fast tempos where the trio blasts like they were shot out of a cannon. The drummer also creates a lovely, delicate backdrop for the stately ballad "Come Wander With Me" unrolling like Elvin Jones on Coltrane's "Equinox" as Rosenthal grandly pushes the lovely melody along and Coolman gets in a nice spot of bowing. Snir-Zelniker benefits from the company of two talented veteran players and delivers a strong slab of piano trio jazz.