Normally he lays the foundation for others. Here he sets the groundwork for his own compositions. For his Pirouet album, The Sky Inside the exceptional bassist Drew Gress has assembled a first-class quintet with Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey; the title is programmatic, unveiling the next musical open spaces of a discerning introvert.
"...pristinely recorded, the music flows with inspired performances, Suggesting the hiatus rejuvenated the already potent lineup..."
Sean Fitzell - The New York City Jazz Record - 1 October 2013
Jazz CD of the Month
"...Upsetting Bulky virtuoso These three adjectives describe what is going on inside this music...."
Werner Stiefele - Audio - 10 May 2013