In the unmistakable tenor sax-bass-drums format, Chicago's Rich Corpolongo presents his third album, which clearly displays the sound and stance of his idol, Sonny Rollins. A set of loping, swinging, mainstream, bop-based jazz, Corpolongo takes his time massaging and unfolding these classic melodies with the patience of a saint. It's a lovable set of tunes bookended by alto saxophonist Charlie Parker's compositions transposed in key for the tenor, filled in the middle by standards stretched out via Corpolongo's witty and lighthearted solos. Bassist Dan Shapera and drummer Rusty Jones are more than up to the task, supporting the very talented Corpolongo for this, his best batch of modern jazz yet.
AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos