A tag line that labels the latest CD by bass player Sean O’Bryan Smith as a tribute to great hymns and worship tunes may just cause fans of contemporary jazz to think twice before jumping in. This being the case, worry not. ‘Reflection’, that was released on July 17, certainly does showcase a variety of sacred anthems but in so doing also returns Smith to his roots in soul music and fulfills his aim of creating a feeling that has all the hallmarks of an old STAX album. He is helped in this endeavor by a veritable ‘who’s who’ of jazz talent. Gerald Albright, Randy Brecker, Frank Catalano and Chuck Loeb all variously play a part with the result that this is a collection, which although very different includes some genuinely inspired moments.