The Guardian said in its recent review of this CD that this was not Lynne Arriale at her best: while she sounded exalted on half the disc, she sounded inhibited on the other. Half right. I would say that she sounds exalted on pretty well all of this lovely recording. The CD - which hommage to some of Arriale's favourite modern composers - includes pieces by Leornard Bernstein, Burt Bacharach, Lennon and McCartney, Monk, Jarrett, Corea and Abdullah Ibrahim. Yet the greatest tribute she pays to these is the way she sets out to rethink their work. Arriale's arrangements are fine and her soloing is excellent, providing, for instance, a calypso lilt to Bernstein's 'America' and a sublimely lyrical meditation on Lennon and McCartney's 'Blackbird'. Arriale is one of the most interesting jazz pianists to have emerged recently, a melodic player of real stature who can twist and turn a melody inside out and yet also break away to create melodies all her own. Excellent support is provided by Steve Davis on drums and Jay Anderson on bass. The Arriale trio is clearly a tight-knit unit in which the players respond to each other bother intuitively and subtly. My only complaint is that some of the tracks on the CD were too short. For me this is one disc which really leaves the listener wanting more.