Pat Coleman is a quietly legendary figure for a couple of generations of Canadian jazz musicians. Through more than thirty years playing with the like of John Gross, Paul Horn, PJ Perry, Pat LaBarbara, Don Thompson, Mel Tormé, Pete Christlieb and Kenny Wheeler, composition and sound production for movies and other media, Pat Coleman’s taste and musicality make an indelible impression on everyone who enters his orbit.
Four of his tunes grace this album, alongside one each from band-mates Monik Nordine and Ken Lister, the beautiful old standard 'For Heaven's Sake', Steve Swallow's lovely 'Falling Grace' and the challenging title track from the pen of Michael Gibbs - these latter three being duets with guitar and double bass.
The remaining quartet tracks feature drummer Buff Allen and sax-player Monik Nordine.
Brilliant and beautiful.