Following up on his strong 2002 debut, "Art of the Invisible" (CRC #1223), guitarist Adam Rogers returns with the remarkable Allegory. The lineup from the first record (pianist Edward Simon, bassist Scott Colley, drummer Clarence Penn) remains in place. But as if that weren't enough, tenor saxophonist Chris Potter joins to generate even more improvisational heat. Rogers once again proves himself to be one of the most musical, technically gifted players on the scene. His wholly original program ranges from the acoustic ballad "Red Leaves" to the dizzyingly complex "New Fast" to the haunting, hard swinging "Phyrigia."