For his 5 th leader album Tom Guarna selects his favourite titles from the bop repertoire. Backed by pianist Peter Zak who is well versed in bop and Zak's regular trio, bassist Paul Gill and drummer Willie Jones, Guarna achieves brilliant results with authenticity and creativity.

“… Peter (Zak) shares with Tom a love and familiarity with the bop repertoire and has great admiration for such players from the genre as George Wallington, Bud Powell and Elmo Hope. Not forgetting hornmen like Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. All those men were products of the well-spring of music that signalled an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, surge towards a fresh course .” (Mark Gardner from the linernotes)

1. Crazy (Elmo Hope)
2. Bouncing With Bud (Bud Powell)
3. I Never Knew (Ted Fio Rito)
4. Ugly Beauty (Thelonious Monk)
5. Solar (Miles Davis)
6. Ghost Of A Chance (Victor Young)
7. Moments Notice (John Coltrane)
8. Bittersweet (Sam Jones)
9. Little B's Poem (Bobby Hutcherson)
10. Why Don't I (Sonny Rollins)

UPC/EAN: 716043172023