Review: several influences (tributaries) course through this excellent disc of modern jazz. Pianist Clayton has a solid quartet augmented by several guests who enhance whatever vision he has for each track. Some tracks are solos. All are originals.
If You Like: McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter
Favorite Tracks: (2) Patients Patience (3) Search For (4) A Light (6) Envisionings (9) Wakeful (11) Are We
Track Review: 1/ piano starts> fast tempo (like a stampede of elephants)> sax solo> piano solo> slows to a crawl & fades (5:50) 2/ sax starts> slow tempo> piano solo> sax solo> fade (6:13) 3/ piano starts> uptempo builds to fast tempo> quick fade (1:08) 4/ piano/drums start> slow tempo quickly builds to fast tempo> quick fade (4:19) 5/ brief slow bass solo (:36) 6/ piano starts> midtempo> crescendo & fade (6:43) 7/ short piano solo (1:09) 8/ horns start slow tempo with spoken word> stops on vocal (3:31) 9/ piano starts> slow tempo> quick stop (5:54) 10/ piano starts> uptempo swing> shifting melodies from fast to slow & back again> quick stop (7:47) 11/ sax starts> slow tempo> slow fade (7:00) 12/ abbreviated piano duet with drums (1:29) 13/ sax starts> uptempo> slow fade (7:10) 14/ piano starts> slow tempo with spoken dialogue between a man & a woman> fade on vocal (5:50)