From In Common III 'Loping' operates on different levels. And for one you will go a long way to find as interesting a rhythm section as Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Holland and Kris Davis, TLC giving a kicking momentum to the groove as it builds from the off. The centre of gravity in the writing is quite unusual and twists and turns via slabas of guitar and sax as leaders Walter Smith III and Matthew Stevens find new things to say for the rhythm section to go to town on and Smith's solo on 'Loping' is beautifully executed obliquely underpinned by Davis. Recorded last June the full album is out next month. Try this track and the scintillating 'Orange Crush' to be going on with on what is surely one of the most absorbing jazz releases of the year so far.