The clarity and freshness of ideas that Junior Mance projects on his instrument are refreshing in a jazz field cluttered with experimentalists and fumblers. Junior has the unusual ability to exude tremendous emotional qualities in his playing whilst still retaining the necessary and fundamental swinging condiments inherent in jazz. I truthfully believe that Junior Mance is a new direction as far as modern jazz pianists are concerned. His ideas have the continuity and diversification that lend a story-telling quality to his playing. I am sure that on listening to JUNIOR you will enjoy everything that he has to say, and believe me, this young man has a bountiful amount yet unsaid.