In a triumphant return to the group format, jazz pianist and composer John Stetch brings together a stellar trio performing eleven burning original compositions. With Sean Smith on bass and Rodney Green on drums, each track bursts with searing energy and striking originality. Not taking himself too seriously, Stetch?s razor sharp wit weaves itself throughout the 63-minute set. The listener is drawn in through waves of rhythmic adventure and unforeseen twists and turns, doused with harmonic freshness and melodic continuity. Always accessible and yet uniquely complex, this highly interactive music delivers a full spectrum of moods, from the catchy "Inuit Talk" to the more reflective "The Girl in the Hemp Shirt" to the aggressive edge of "Circus." Stetch?s consistently refined touch and precise articulation seal the deal - add on two of the best sidemen around and you have one of the most important trios working today.