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Beautiful work from Joe Haider – a lesser-known pianist on these shores, but an important force in the German scene – best remembered for some wonderful music on the Ego Records label! This set captures Joe in a very similar setting – working on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – in a trio with Allen Blairman on drums, and the mighty Isla Eckinger on bass. If you don't know Eckinger, you're really in for a treat – as he's a tremendous talent who has this way of shaping notes and rhythms that are completely mesmerizing – even at mellow moments, when he seems to be working this really subtle magic on the proceedings – and giving the record a godlike soul you might not expect! The album's as much of a treasure for Eckinger's work as it is for Haider's piano lines – and the pair together are wonderful throughout – and Blairman knows how to step aside at all the right moments, and let the real magic come from the bass and piano