My eyes got wide from the first piano note. Man, this piece has some personality to it! I don't even know what to say except that your piece is face-meltingly awesome. It's THAT good.
The harmonies are so tasteful, that bass is delicious, the winds come out swinging, the drums are elaborate, and that piano has class! The whole group is in the pocket, too. And the mix! It's so clear.
Some of my favorite sections are those starting at 3:07, 4:05(!), 5:48, 6:40, and 6:53(!).
This was an absolute pleasure to listen to, and I can't tell you how impressed I am regarding the time you pulled this off in. For as much stress as this must have been, I think that it was absolutely worth it. This is definitely the most impressive jazz track I've heard on NG.
5/5 and fav'd. You just went up about ten notches in my book, and I already had a lot of respect for you.