Recorded near the beginning of his career, this fairly obscure effort by Nelson Rangell
(mostly heard on alto but also playing a little bit of soprano, flute and piccolo) was made for the soon defunct Gaia label. Rangell
, whose alto playing has always been in the David Sanborn
tradition, was already heading in the pop/jazz direction that would soon make him a popular attraction. Backed by rhythm sections that often include John Van Eps on synclavier and bassist Victor Bailey
mostly performs derivative originals in addition to "A House Is Not a Home" (which pales next to Jackie McLean's
searing version) and Ivan Lins'
"To Begin Again." A likable if not very substantial effort.