A fluent tenor saxophonist with a cool tone and a relaxed style, Matt Otto is able to glide over the most complex chord changes gracefully. For this pianoless quartet set with guitarist Greg Touhey, Otto creates cool jazz of the 21st century. The music is mostly quiet with its heat being just below the surface. Even "Class Struggle," which is essentially "Giant Steps," features Otto's playing making it sound simple and laid-back. This subtle set, which features close interplay, is worth several close listens.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow