This Steve Herberman CD is everything its
title suggests and is truly something out of the ordinary. His compositions put
a smile on your face and they feel "at home" right from the first listening.
Each one has a mind of its own; all of this a major achievement for an album of
original music. Steve's improvising is uniquely fresh with melodic ideas that
twist and turn and perk your interest with occasional elements of humor as
well. There is a constant groove in his solo lines. He shows prowess
harmonically and linearly with an abundance of chops and with an exceptional
clarity to it all. His fellow players Drew Gress and Mark Ferber are also
brilliant soloists and display the same kind of ingenuity, creativity,
freshness and response at all times. The trio maintains a general "cooking"
quality throughout the entire recording.
- CD liner notes by Gene