DEBBIE PORYES presents LOVING HANK [OA2 22146] a trio [Peter Barshay-b, David Rokeach-drm] recording from 4/4&5/17 of 6 originals and 6 standards [62:02]. Poryes plays with a light touch and pretty much stays in major key. Her ode to Hank Jones, the title track, is perhaps reflective in thought but not in style. Erik Jekabson is on the title track only and joins the group on flugelhorn. This is a very together trio that acts seamlessly as one, as they should, having played more or less together for 10 years. Poryes can dig in nicely and passionately and then turn around as if nothing happened and return to the melody/theme. Her harmonics and adventure on "Autumn In New York" is impressive. A very pleasant and easy hour of listening from a fine trio.