This is an album that can be put in the background, in the foreground, wherever you want.
It's an album of contrasts - the coolness of the trumpet against the restlessness of the drums (played with a really interesting rock sensibility), punctuated by the context of the piano's structured interjections.
There's a real heart to this album - its minimalist but lush; modern but yet proud of its influences. Its full of motion - almost a living, breathing thing.
My ears took a while to lock into the greatness - this album is cool, beautiful and relevant; cityscapes come and go as the tracks progress.
The relationship between the percussion and the bass brings to mind Charles Mingus, and although Miles Davis is often mentioned, I find myself thinking of Chet Baker at times, too.
It's demanding and rewarding in equal measures. Recommended.