On the heels of his critically-acclaimed Criss Cross debut, Mythology (CRC 1373), bassist Matt Brewer presents an inspired quintet recording, convening tenor saxophonist Ben Wendel, pianist Aaron Parks, guitarist Charles Altura, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey--all top-of-the-pyramid under-40 improvisers and consequential composers in their own right--to perform a nine-tune program that includes seven Brewer originals, and reimagined versions of Bill Frisell's "Twenty Years" and Charlie Parker's "Cheryl."
Having garnered wide acclaim as a sideman playing the challenging music of such major figures as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman and Vijay Iyer, among others, Brewer displays not
only his lyric gifts and virtuoso instrumental prowess, but his ability
to convey his intentions by allowing his band mates freedom to express
their perspectives within the flow of his ideas.