Bassist Michael Formanek
, who contributed all 15 selections to this CD (some of which are quite brief), utilizes an adventurous quintet also including Greg Osby
on alto and soprano, violinist Mark Feldman
, guitarist Wayne Krantz
, and drummer Jeff Hirshfield
. The very distinctive voices of Osby
, the quirky melodies (some of which sound as if they could have been written by Ornette Coleman
), and the consistent surprises make this memorable set highly recommended to open-eared listeners.