Gwilym Simcock's debut album reflects some of the projects he has been involved in so far in his career. As well as being an extraordinary pianist Gwilym is a remarkable composer and this album demonstrates both of those abilities. He has worked closely with drummer Martin France and bassist Phil Donkin as a trio but has also performed regularly with his quintet featuring Stan Sulzmann on saxes and John Parricelli on guitar (here augmented to a sextet with percussionist Ben Bryant). His solo work has gone from strength to strength and the last track on this album features a piece recorded live in Germany this year at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr where he was the featured new artist chosen by Chick Corea. The extraordinary musicians on the album have created with Gwilym a beautiful musical narrative that enthrals from start to finish.