It's funny how you have to read the liner notes to understand how this instrumental jazz can pack in so much politics and observation on the human condition without any vocals. The joys of impressionistic music. Before getting down to the diatribes, the trumpeter hooks up with Orrin Evans piano trio and the sparks fly, maybe because the players understood what lurked beneath (or maybe just because they are smoking players). No matter how you decide to crumble the cookie, Marriott is player with great tone and control as well as writing skills that always keep it compelling. A top shelf set all the way that's you'd be wise to let lead at this dance, this is smart stuff throughout. Well done.