It should come as no surprise that the Affinity Trio sounds as good as they do, considering their regular gig at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The tightness and telepathic interplay heard throughout their debut album, Hindsight, only comes through playing together on a consistent basis. Trumpeter Eric Jacobson, bassist Clay Schaub and pianist Pamela York make some excellent music in this seemingly sparse trio. What's really interesting is that songs like the Latin Jazz standard "Tin Tin Deo" or the be-bop classics "Bongo Beep" and "Segment" all sound as cohesive as they do without a drummer. Throw in some wonderful writing from these three, like Jacobson's "Open Windows," Schaub's "Fitzroy," or York's "Parisian Poet," and you get an excellent album.