Michael Musillami - guitar
Thomas Chapin - alto saxophone and flute
Ralph Moore - tenor saxophone
Kent Hewitt - piano
Charles “Chip” Jackson - bass
Steve Johns - drums
Claudio Roditi - trumpet
1. Seven Blend
2. The Gift
3. Open Ended
4. Off The Glass
5. Groove Teacher
6. Today The Angels Cry
7. Keko Smile
8. Big Ears And The Blues
9. Peninsula
Groove Teacher
Michael Musillami featuring Thomas Chapin
The third of three early 90’s collections of guitarist/composer Michael Musillami's original compositions for larger all-star combos, all featuring the late Thomas Chapin.

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A credit to his leadership capabilities, this is a creative team effort and the whole they achieve together, enhanced by solo improvs from Musillami and other fronting musicians (especially Chapin, to whom the album is dedicated), provide stimulating listening. This outing is everything you'd expect from such high-caliber musicians.
— Nancy Ann Lee, JazzTimes

Hewitt and Chapin are particularly brilliant on this record, having had ample opportunity to absorb Musillami's concept as a composer and bandleader. But, not to be outdone, newcomer Jackson plays a number of show-stopping solos during the course of the program. There are quite a few unexpected twists in this batch of original compositions, including the reggae groove of the title track and the shifting meter (6/8 to 4/4) of the high-intensity modal piece 'Today the Angels Cry.'
— All Music Guide