A real beauty! A nice bit of modern jazz that manages to adhere to the form without ever really trying to reach it in conventional fashion. It flirts with the avant-garde while still maintaining a solid sense of groove and melody. Trumpeter Josh D. Reed had a gorgeous tone with the flow of Freddie Hubbard. Peter Epstein's sax is the ideal foil as it weaves in and out of the melody. Adam Benjamin's keyboards are steady rhythmically and highly melodic. And the rhythm section of Hans Halt (bass) and Andrew Heglund (drums) are on top of the groove regardless of what's happening around them. The tunes are tastefully played and quite pleasant to the ears. The Mazanita Quintet is well worth your listening time.