Pianist Debbie Poryes and her trio present a well-played acoustic set on "Loving Hank", her fourth album as a leader. Poryes is a California native who spent some years performing and teaching jazz piano in Europe
before returning to the west coast to resume her performing and teaching activities. Her composition "Our Star" is one of six originals, an appealing and interesting jazz melody in the medium swing mode, with fine
solos by Poryes and bassist Peter Barshay. Of her six arrangements of jazz and other standards, the fine and overlooked Gene de Paul show tune "Wonderful Day" displays Poryes's sensitive touch and thoughtful and
laconic style, with drummer David Rokeach subtly aiding in the fine musical development throughout and in the closing vamp.