The trio of bassist Alain Caron, guitarist Jean Marie Ecay, and violinist Didier Lockwood touches on several styles in this diverse CD. Caron's opener "Gypsy" sounds like an acoustic throwback to the era of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, though the CD makes a hard turn into jazz fusion with Lockwood's easygoing ballad that sounds much like what Jean-Luc Ponty was doing in the mid-'70s. Then Caron's funky "Jimmy B-3" takes them elsewhere, in a sassy tribute to organist Jimmy Smith. Ecay's lyrical "Take a Waltz" and the delicate"Gris Jour" are also highlights. Only "Amusette" is a bit of a disappointment, as the piece develops slowly, with lots of bland synthesizer behind it.
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AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden