Jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Thomas Marriott is a veteran of the national jazz scene who's earned seven Golden Ear awards, produced 11 albums as a leader for Origin Records, and toured with greats like Maynard Ferguson and Roy McCurdy, as well as contemporary jazz artists Orrin Evans and Joe Locke." (http://thomasmarriott.net/biography/) This is Marriot's twelfth release as a leader and it is a real gem! In addition to Marriott's trumpet, the players include Orrin Evans (piano), Luques Curtis (bass) and Mark Whitfield Jr (drums). Five of the eight songs are Marriott's originals and they are the jewels on this set, but the covers are nicely played as well. The covers are Jerome Kern's "All They Things You Are", Miles Davis, Gil Evans and Wayne Shorter's awesome "General Assembly" and the title song, composed by Sonny Simmons. It is amazing that it was just released now having been recorded in 2016. Nonetheless, this is a gem!