"Action and Reaction" has some interesting piano work from Kromelow, but as with most tracks the whole band shines. "Mind Troubles" has Almeida working some magic on the sax, and "Broken Wings" begins with a mellow lyrical solo piano and builds to include the rest of the band, and then Adam's trumpet takes it off in a new direction. At almost nine and a half minutes, it is the longest piece on the album.
Although there are those who question the future of jazz, with young musicians like these showing the strength of their commitment to innovation in the context of tradition as they do on this album, the future may not be as bleak as the doomsayers fear. You listen to what they do with even a lesser-known Billy Strayhorn piece, you hear they way they breathe new life into it, and you can't help but feel optimistic for that future.