From the opening act of “Speak Low” to the final blues benediction of “Funkin’ It Up,” Hi Fly succeeds in reflecting the multi-dimensional and expressive guitar of John Stein. In this journey, he boldly leads his ensemble in search of the elusive, yet enticing element that all jazz musicians live for – swing.
Indeed, they do find it, over and over again, as the quartet weaves its way through an impeccable display of standards and originals, both fresh and new. (Wayne Everett Goins, from the liner notes)
John Stein, guitar; Jake Sherman, piano and Hammond organ; John Lockwood, acoustic bass; Zé Eduardo Nazario, drums.