In the '80s, I enjoyed Kirkland's keyboard work with Wynton Marsalis and Sting, so I was excited when this solo release came out. Kirkland's playing is exquisite and his beautiful trademark voicings/chord substitutions are present, but the original material is too weak to hold my interest despite the quality performances. As a result, this CD gets little playing time around here. Sadly, Kirkland died of congestive heart failure in 1998 at age 43. This was his only album as a leader.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Tracks: There's a nice take on Bud Powell's tune, Celia.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None