His second recording as a leader in this Jazz Piano Trio setting with fellow Detroit Jazz Musicians - Rodney Whitaker and Karriem Riggins on this great sounding studio recording from 1996. The trio connects so smoothly and solidly that it seems as if they have worked together for many years. Mostly swingin' with some other grooves as well. Roe showcases 6 originals and 6 well known standards here with his varied jazz influences from early to modern jazz in his compositions and interpretations. Also see Rick Roe's other CD's - Monk's Modern Music (1994), Roe - Keller - Cleaver -The Late Late Show (2001), Bop Culture (2002), and Rick Roe - Sphere (2005) on Unknown Records Label.
"Rick plays every tune very tastefully, from bop tunes to modal numbers. A must for piano trio lovers. Highly recommended." -Makoto Gotoh Jazz Life
"His relaxed, natural sense of swing and his commitment to the traditional and tasteful keyboard touch are all in evidence here." -Michael Jewett Host of Afternoon Jazz on WEMU 89.1 FM Ypsilanti MI