Seattle-based Richard Cole's Inner Mission further solidifies his position among the important voices on the tenor saxophone. Once again utilizing the talents of long time-friend and trumpet giant, Randy Brecker, Cole leads his group through a maze of deconstructed jazz & pop standards, as well as several thought-provoking originals. "Come Together" gets a dark and smokey treatment, while Cole and pianist Bill Anschell's co-written "Blame It On My Reed" sets the band into a burning spiral of rhythm changes.
•"The brazen display of emotional range emanating from the man's horn is overwhelming...a sonic delight from start to finish." -John Barron, All About Jazz