Ranging from advanced straight-ahead to freer explorations, the Canadian group Chelsea Bridge is a quartet notable for including singer Tena Palmer's voice as part of the ensembles. With Rob Frayne (tenor, soprano and flute), bassist John Geggie and drummer Jean Martin all proving to be alert team players and fine soloists, and Palmer displaying an appealing voice, Chelsea Bridge is an excellent post-bop group. Their debut release, on which ten of the eleven selections are originals by group members, was a strong start for this very interesting unit.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow