Alan Broadbent is one of the best pianists on the West Coast and his talents are well-represented on this album, both as a musician and a composer. Away From You includes self-penned tributes to Sonny Clark by the way of "Sonny's Steps," Billy Strayhorn in "Sonata for Swee' Pea," and Charlie Haden (Broadbent's boss in the group Quartet West) via the song "Waiting for Charlie." Included among the many highlights on this album are covers of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" and Sonny Rollins' "Pent-Up House." The other musicians in the trio are Frank Gibson on the drums and Patrick Verne "Putter" Smith.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Griggs