Besides taking part in these NY sessions and jams, Lander co-founded a brand new trio, with young Irish hidden treasure bassist Simon Jermyn (Large Detective, Pete Robbins Transatlantic Quartet, Jim Black, Tony Malaby) and renowned saxophonist and composer Chris Speed (The Claudia Quintet, Endangered Blood, AlasnoAxis, Craig Taborn and Dave King). At the end of 2013, after several live sessions they decided to spend some time in the NYU studios and record this self-titled debut. Their busy tour schedules forced them to put the music on ice, but with this release and the associated tour they pick up the threads where they began. After their release tour in Belgium the music has became even stronger.
Although the repertoire is made up of pure improvisation, the music sounds like a coherent whole and the album can be considered one long suite. Free moments alternate with pieces that sound like composed music, betraying the tremendously high quality of these three solid improvisers.