It's always a gamble when a young jazz artist relies on a heavy dose of original works to make an impression on a recording, because it gives the reviewer less of a standard to make comparisons. Pianist Kerry Politzer was willing to take such a chance on this trio date, and the results are enjoyable due to her excellent chops, though none of her compositions make much of a lasting impression. The one standard on the date, the Gershwin tune "A Foggy Day," shows her willingness to take an unusual approach to a well-known song; her somewhat dark setting of the song is rather refreshing. Her strength as a composer is best heard in her mid-tempo (the playful "Sparks" and the lighthearted "Whim") and up-tempo numbers (especially the perky "Silent Morning"). Her ballads are fine for background listening, but little more. Her accompanists, bassist Dan Fabricatore and drummer Scott McLemore, provide excellent support.
AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden