At The End Of The Day is a very fine effort by a core trio of piano, bass, and drums, augmented by trumpet on some tracks. What is immediately clear is that the trio is very tight and has developed a high degree of communication. Technically, pianist Enrique Haneine and drummer Allison Miller are first-rate, to say the least.
The tracks are all originals, except Wayne Shorter’s “Nefertiti,” and the connections between original and “cover” are far from obvious. Stylistically, the group presents many faces, from the driving swing of “5 am Stroll” to very free playing in “Gerber Blender.”
Hearing Agrazing Maze in a club would be an exciting experience, even if the group was doing a tour promoting At The End Of The Day, because there would be a good chance that not much would be played anything close to what is laid down here. The charts have been internalized and the group members have the real freedom to explore themselves within the framework they have erected. Their music, although fitting into today’s esthetic, sounds entirely unique, and as such, is an achievement. This is album continues to reward the sensitive listener even after many listens, and it’s easily recommended.