Album: Mark Lockheart, In Deep, (Edition)

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Saxophonist Lockheart (Loose Tubes, Polar Bear) has been an excellent player in an over crowded sector for ages, but this new quintet's gimmick-free collection of 12 strong originals moves him close to the top of the class.

On the superb "Surfacing", driven by a jerky beat from drummer Dave Smith, the band changes tempo and feel at will yet everything swings. Pianist Liam Noble (whose recent Brubeck album marked a similar upturn), Jasper Hoiby on double bass and trumpeter Dave Priseman complete the group.

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