The future of Blue Note-styled hard bop is in good hands with trumpeter Eric Jacobson along with his snappy quintet of Geof Bradfeld/ts, Bruce Barth/p, Dennis Carroll/b and George Fludas/dr. Jacobson has a sound and feel not dissimilar to Lee Morgan, and the team grooves like a vintage Horace Silver'd outfit on the soulful "New Combinations" featuring Barth's classy ivories, or the smooth "Discover" that has the s parks fly between Carroll and Fludas". Bradfield is icy warm on One Way" with the horns locking up for palpable harmonies for the hip shuffle of "Sir John". Jacobson shines like a full moon with Barth on the lovely read of "Old Folks" and glistens on "Con Alma". Timeless treasures.