Whether it be a hard-edged slice of funk or subtle jazz infused keys this record has everything. I have been repeatedly blown away by this since getting hold of it. "Expansions," with it's bouncing bassline and searing keys is immediately infectious. Donald Smith has a wonderfully smooth voice. "Dennis Nights," starts with Cecil McBee's deep bass and the track builds up into a beautiful mounting crescendo with Lawrence Killian's shimmering percussion. "Summer Days," is a bright, uplifting piece of music with it's bossa beat it reminds me of being in a busy street, watching the hustle and bustle. "Voodoo Woman," changes tack again with the hard edgy bassline and Dave Hubbard's haunting flute. Perhaps the standout track for me is,"shadows." This is drum and bass circa 1974. Beautifully arranged with steamy organ effects and delicate sax this starts off slowly and then the amazing rhythm section comes in and really takes over. They perform so tightly as a unit, it's hard to believe this is a group of musicians recording something in a studio.
Really great records never lose their freshness and this is one of those. Please get your hands on this sublime recording, something is missing in your collection.