"Lee unravels a series of melodies that are insinuating or soulful or both." - JazzTimes. Portland-based composer, pianist, arranger & educator Gordon Lee has been one of the pre-eminent voices in North West jazz for years, performing with top names, touring the world and recording his own small group CDs with Jim Pepper, Leroy Vinnegar and Mel Brown. In this, the first recording of his big band, Lee presents some of Portland's finest improvisational voices performing alternately swinging, pensive, dynamic and lush arrangements of his own compositions. The music is reminiscent of some of the fine modern big band recordings of the past 15 years by Brookmeyer, Schnieder and others.