This is a 45 minute free improvisation with Seth Paynter - sax, Richard Cholakian - drums/electronics, Thomas Helton - bass and special guest, pianist Robert Boston.
Although listed with 2 tracks, it is actually one long improvised piece.
The configuration of musicians on this disc are engaging in an
improvisational dialogue of high level interplay,high concept,intense
musicality and exquisite taste.Nothing is rushed,nothing is forced,
everything feels natural-and thou experimental in sound nothing sounds
brittle,they all understand the resonance of pitch as it relates to the
overall sound world of this group. Every group member feels their own space
while simultaneously feeling how it relates to the gestalt of the whole
ensemble effect--oh and they make every pitch and gesture count, with
resonance.Every gesture has its own momentum that either moves the music
forward or sits for its own portrait in a zen like way.These guys obviously
know music,the music here creates its own time and space but is an outgrowth
of internalizing modern music in its many many facets.And what's most
important the players sound like there is a real sense of joy in the making
of the music that can't but help to rub off on the listener-in other words
this is a beautiful,beautiful experience.
- Matthew Shipp