Times 4: These guys come flying out of the gate, and they don't stop until the finish line. This is a very hot fusion band, and let me give you my impression of what "fusion" is (because the clinical definition may vary). Fusion is a type of Jazz that incorporates sounds, rhythms, and sensibilities of other styles of music. Times 4 fuses Jazz primarily with a soulful sound. It seems that they are playing from someplace nearby, and all their pieces have a "live", spontaneous sound. This is what keeps fusion firmly rooted in its Jazz heritage, and it is often what keeps "Smooth Jazz" somewhere on the outskirts.
A 4-piece band (hence the name), with constant interaction, mood swings, and surprises galore makes this recording the musical equivalent of a weekend at Six Flags. A thrill a minute. Everybody gets some. That makes it hard to determine who the dominant musician within the group is. But then, nobody ever said there has to be just one. A great name for a promising group of musicians. Times 4.
Recommended for those seeking a Jazzy change-of-pace.