Quite frankly, it’s about time this guy got some props. Making some great chamber music at Windham Hill that didn’t fit the format once it started to gel, he was one of the first acts dropped after Linda Waterfall. From there it was an under appreciated stop at Narada. So, here we are 20 years later, he’s no longer a smart tyro and really flexes some great adult chops. Moving to the head of the line as the oboe player that’s going to be a brand name, with this engaging, energetic release. If you’ve been overdosing on smooth sax but like the vibe, this is the diversion you’ve been waiting for.