Gentle and reflective for the most part Home is a striking debut from a talented trio led by Cardiff based pianist Eddie Gripper, a former student of Huw Warren's recorded in Wales in June last year. The double bassist is Ursula Harrison, the drummer Isaac Zuckerman and Home has 7 originals - the album dedicated to Gripper's late grandparents. Bill Evans is clearly a strong influence but not on all the pieces. And you get a sense of the pianist's own playing personality and writing style grounded in the sort of fine trios we have become accustomed to in the last 20 years including Gwilym Simcock's. Stand out pieces are 'Castle' and 'Mum's Best Friend' given their more heightened sense of drama and the skill of these compositions particularly are easiest to grasp and admire. Some of the slower pieces take a little too much listening patience to be completely effective.