Jeff Johnson's quartet breathes fresh life into the venerable tenor/piano/bass/drums format. The transparent and airy quality of these live-to-two-track recordings provides each instrument with its own acoustic space in the mix, rendering the nuances of the ensemble's subtle interplay readily apparent. The overall effect is sensuous and engaging. Johnson and company succeed in making the music new, by adopting a zen-like approach to staying in the moment. This CD is a simply wonderful disc, and it deserves the highest recommendation. - Cadence Magazine. (Voted top NW recording and instrumentalist of 2001 by Earshot Magazine). Originally released in 2001.