With a history of co-starring with famous musicians such as Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, and Randy Brecker, veteran jazz drummer Jack Mouse presents his debut album as a leader. In the quintet of masterful musicians including fellow Chicagoans Art Davis on trumpet and Scott Robinson on woodwinds, they perform 10 original songs, including dedications to Shelly Mann and Henry Mancini. From the attractive mysterious sounds in "Winterset," the ensemble counterpoint in "LaPorta", or the exciting playing in "Mean Streak" or "Hip Check", the band offers an innovative performance. Closing the set, "Loose Weave" is a free improvisation to let you feel tranquility, combining the tenor of Scott and delicate drumming of Jack with a focus on cymbal work. A spirited production.
(translation from Japanese)