Terms such as supergroup and all-stars may understate the stature of this imposing 1988 sextet. Frank Morgan, at the peak of his personal renaissance, meets two front-line players who had been at the forefront of jazz’s new directions for two decades, a bass/drum team for the ages, and the period’s brightest young pianist. Beyond its individual name power, Reflections also verifies that Henderson and Hutcherson played just as magnificently in years when listeners weren’t paying attention, and that the bebop-rooted Morgan (who also recorded a Charlie Parker tribute album, Yardbird Suite, with this rhythm section) could function just as convincingly in the more contemporary realm of Miller’s "Old Bowl, New Grits" and Hutcherson’s "Starting Over." The session is filled with memorable contributions, from Morgan’s chorus on the title ballad to a bonus-track "Caravan" with jaw-dropping drumming from Al Foster.
with Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Mulgrew Miller, Ron Carter, Al Foster