Lillard is a masterful bandleader who also arranges, writes lyrics and composes music. He skillfully blends many musical styles, from blues and Latin to swing, making the music on this CD far more diverse than that in the usual big band repertoire. Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band is a living, breathing, working group that Lillard has kept together for 18 years!
There is so much to like about this album: so much talent, so many great tunes, and a leader whose vision the rest of us can now enjoy. Art Lillard the drummer is a lot like Art Lillard the person: thoughtful, intelligent and a great listener. So have a listen, yourself. Gravity will keep your feet on the ground but this date with the Heavenly Big Band will surely make your spirit soar. - John J. Cooper (from the liner notes)
TRACK LISTING: 1.Bluez Organ Man 2.The Fast Track 3.Swingin' the Blues Away 4.Justice Waiting 5.Conclusion Jump 6.Heavenly 7.Nonchalant 8.Incognito 9.Biznes Changes 10.Finding Our Own Way