barabara sounds sez:
Staying close to home, and more from the superb Yosuke Yamashita. Spider is one of six (I believe) he made with his New York Trio, which comprised him plus the great Cecil McBee and Pheeroan akLaff. They began playing together in 1988, and so by the time this fine set was laid down (in NYC, in June '95) they'd built up a really good understanding.
The trio are in top form from the get-go. and there's some great playing. One of the stand-outs for me is One for M, but the title track, at the very end, is also a blast.
The other feature of this album is the cool spider-themed artwork — full scans of the CD inserts included!
Looking for more Yamashita? Then check out the comprehensive discography over on the indispensible — but currently dormant — El Goog Ja, here... Unfortunately most of the RS links are extinct, but it'll give you an idea of what to look out for. Expect a few more posts in the future here...