"This CD, in from Allentown (PA) based veteran alto sax improvisor Hassay, is an astounding collection of solo pieces. His sax is crystal-clear and superbly recorded, but the “meat” is in the motion he’s able to create for the listener – sans freneticism! Some SWEET moments – Gary has an uncanny knack for keeping the momentum,even on the slower sections! The improvisations are focused, without seeming planned, with clear statements that will (at times) move you to tears. He makes it seem like it was YOU out there in the middle of the forest, talking to the trees. Those unfamiliar with improv sax should use this as a starting point, because it has some of the best aural paintings I’ve heard in several years, truly music to your ears! This CD comes MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for adventurous souls of all persuasions!"