Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Pianist Hein Van Der Gaag definitely gets right to the point here – starting off the album with a great version of Horace Silver's "Ecaroh" that's filled with these descending note clusters that really open up the tune – setting up this bold, dark mood which is then balanced over the course of some more introspective tunes that follow! The approach is great – that really special way of creating a trio session that the Limetree label had during the 80s – a quality that's maybe made the imprint one of the best on the European scene at the time for piano jazz. Hein's group here features Joep Lumey on bass and Ben Schroeder on drums.
On this debut release on Alex Tronic Records 'Turning Poin't, Snakestyle pursues collaborations with number of musicians including 'Ranking Roger' from the legendary ska band 'The Beat', Other collaborators include vocalist Minnie Rogers, and also producer 'Sweetleaf' and guitarist Osamu Yano, Snakestyle is at present picking up credible airplay and Turning Point is album of the month at Fluid Radio.