This excellent set from guitarist Jimmy Bruno
can easily be divided into two. The first four numbers (which include "Move" and "Grooveyard") showcase Bruno
in a trio with bassist Craig Thomas
and drummer Vince Ector
; the guitarist mostly swings quite hard. The other six songs feature the great altoist Bobby Watson
, who takes spirited solos on "Segment," "Au Privave," and "Anthropology," adding to the intensity and drive of this high-quality bop set. There are some quieter moments, including an alto/guitar duet on "These Foolish Things," but the uptempo tunes are most memorable. Recommended.