"when their two guitars play, cultural barriers melt away..." Chicago Tribune
Typical of the reviews this "extraordinarily sensitive" recording received on its limited release in October 2001, Jazz critic Neil Tesser wrote "Ivanovic and Haque have forged a partnership that'd be impressive with or without an extra nudge from international politics." And Howard Reich wrote of this disc in the Los Angeles Times: "There's no resisting its mix of American Jazz, acoustic blues, flamenco rhythm and Macedonian Melody."
Fareed Haque, who "possesses one of the great guitar techniques in modern music" (Tesser), here joins his younger colleague, Goran Ivanovic, classically trained musician from the former Yugoslavia, to forge "a musical alloy of classical music with the animated ethnic folk music of the Balkans...rife with improvisation, odd meters, virtuosity and incredible spirit." (www.minor7th.com)