The talented multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan
made a rare return to Chicago for this set, performing with pianist Jodie Christian
, guitarist Simon Salz
, bassist Dan Shapera
and drummer Wilbur Campbell
. Switching between trumpet, flugelhorn, soprano and flute, Sullivan
performs a couple of originals and four standards including the bop classic "That's Earl, Brother." This is a more straight-ahead than usual program of music by the adventurous improviser.