Veteran pianist Hal Galper is teamed with like minded mates Billy Mintz/dr and Tony Marino/b for a 2008 "live in studio" session. Galper's touch is classy on his intro to a glowing "Embraceable You" that has the bassist pop the clutch and change gears to turn into a romp, while the leader keeps the current steady for is opening for the flavorful "Ambleside". Mintz rides the whip for the leader's blue ivories on "Winter Heart" and is playful and the ricochet'd read of Duke Ellington's "Take The Coltrane" where the sparks fly like a welder's table. The team scrambles and deconstructs the bop classic "Constellation" and shows a reflective side on the glistening "Wandering Spirit". Authority in sound.