Drummer Ferenc Nemeth is on the back cover holding 20 drum sticks. Is that what he has on his tom tom when sticks break, or is that the amount of sticks he used to record Triumph (Dreams Collective). He definitely put work into this one, as the album was written, arranged, and produced by Nemeth, so he knows what he wants out of his music and how to get it done his way.
With a team that includes Joshua Redman (sax), Kenny Werner (piano, Fender Rhodes), and Lionel Loueke (guitar), Nemeth gets things going on the top with the title track. The album features a number of interludes that are there to be a bridge, passages between one theme to the next and the way it is done feels right, everything is paced beautifully, especially the interlude that leads to “Purpose”. Werner’s playing has a nice touch to it and at times he’ll play where you may forget for a brief moment at it’s not his album. In other words, his work here makes me want to hear him on his own work and in other projects. You also have a woodwind section in some of the tracks along with help from vocalist Barbara Togander, and they all work together brilliantly. One will get their money’s worth when buying this. Solid from start to finish.