Steve Johns and Peter Brainin are two very talented young musicians who have much in common. They are both creative players who are also composers and arrangers. In this collaboration, each makes excellent use of the opportunity to share his musical concepts in a very personal way. The interplay between members of the quartet gives each individual a chance to demonstrate just how his musical ideas enhance the group effort. In this context, the listener can easily follow the interweaving of melodic and rhythmic lines. The hallmarks of good jazz are here -- imagination, creativity, discipline, the feeling of spontaneity, and impressive talent.

Billy Taylor