Emily Remler has made a sizable number of durably satisfying recordings for Concord, but this one has an extra dimension, because of the nonpareil rhythm section of Hank Jones, Buster Williams, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.
Smith could play, as Emily noted, "all kinds of styles. He's what I need because my stuff goes in so many directions. And he's so tasteful and giving as a drummer."
Emily first recorded with Hank Jones in 1978. "We laughed all the way through the first song," she recalled. "He always bring me a lot of joy. He's my favorite pianist to play with."
As for Buster Williams -- with his deep, full resounding tone, Emily said: "I've wanted to play with him ever since I heard him at a club one night with Herbie Hancock. And especially for this bebop recording, I wanted a burning rhythm section. Buster was the bassist for that, so I pursued him for this date."