Recently I had the privilege to listen to Chis Amemiya's new CD, "In The Rain Shadow". It's a terrific album performed by a solid group of great jazz players who have come together to concertize and record one of their "Live" performances. I've always loved 'live' over 'studio' recordings because it's the 'Real' thing - especially in this day and age when one can create a 'near-perfect' recording by digitally messing with it. The very fine arrangements, along with great ensemble playing and wonderful soloists, make this CD by the "Jazz Coalescence", (a great name for the group by the way!), something to own and enjoy listening to.