This was my European working group at the time, and my first official studio recording as a leader.
1986 was an important period for me. I was starting to tour in Europe quite a lot as a leader, and this was a quintet of some great players form Beligum. Michel Herr, the pianist, had been working with Toots and Archie Shepp, and we had been playing quite a lot together. Our connection, and the one we felt with the bassist, Hein Van De Geyn, and drummer Dré Pallemaerts, made this a fantastic rhythm section to play with. We were working a lot, and after the recording, kept working gigs together over the next few years, as we toured Belgium and France quite a bit. So it was a very prolific period in my musical life.
I write three pieces especially for the date.