There has been a groundswell of new releases by jazz artists like pianist Rave Tesar who have been on the scene for some time yet never had the opportunity to record as a leader. While a collection of originals by an artist who is unfamiliar is often a risky affair, especially when it is a young unproven talent, there are no such reservations about Tesar's rewarding trio session. Accompanied by his brother Bill Tesar on drums and bassist Kermit Driscoll, the pianist proves to be a superb improviser and thoughtful composer. The influence of Bill Evans is apparent in his lyrical midtempo ballad "Minor Mood," while Tesar's humorous "Everybody But Me" deserves to have lyrics. He also shares the spotlight with his sidemen, something more than a few pianists tend to overlook on trio dates. Recommended.