Right from the get-go, one hears Vashlishan's silvery tone, sometimes reminiscent of Paul Desmond or Gary Foster. Most of the tunes here are originals, but it's interesting to note in particular a few which are based on changes to well known standards. Hence, "Amalgamation" is built on "Giant Steps""Solar"; "Lennie's Place""Green Dolphin Street"; and "Pieces" shadows "All the Things You Are." Vic Juris's guitar is fine, but in groups such as this, I miss the sound of a piano. All in all, a debut CD with some fine moments.