Less is more on this stylish sax-bass-drums outing from leader Loren Stillman. Tender on 'Unsung', often emotive and stark in its direct qualities, Stillman is with bass great Drew Gress, heard at his very best at the beginning of 'Foist' and drummer Mark Ferber. The three keeps things simple on the Stillman originals and the album - serious music for serious times - consequently has a clarity in its execution and delivery. Pick of the tracks? Go for 'The Mask' with its handsome theme and sense of freedom in both the bass and drum parts swirling around the plaintive tenor saxophone lines.