debut recording as a leader was the beginning of the documentation of his M-Base music on record. Coleman
teams up with some of his top associates of the era, including pianist Geri Allen
, bassist Lonnie Plaxico
, and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith
; plus, there are guest appearances by Cassandra Wilson
(who sings on "No Good Time Fairies") and trumpeter Graham Haynes
. The funky yet creative music has less crowded ensembles than Coleman's
upcoming records would, and serves as a fine showcase for the talented and strikingly original altoist who contributed six of the eight numbers.