Although Joe Bonner's Angel Eyes was actually recorded a month earlier, Lifesaver was his first album to be released. This solo piano date is still one of Bonner's best. The influence of McCoy Tyner is strong but Bonner's six originals give the set an impressive amount of diversity and even at the relatively young age of 26, Joe Bonner had a lot to say. It is surprising that he has not become very well-known.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow