"Dave Burrell's unaccompanied recital of new compositions astonished with his range of expression and emotional depth. His sound was admirably fat, [and] his articulation was incisive." - NEW YORK TIMES "Dave Burrell [is] a consistently insightful pianist [and] a scintillating solo performer." - VILLAGE VOICE "Dave Burrell's solos are pianistic pearls." - DOWN BEAT "Billy Martin is a drummer's drummer ... but rarely has this in-the-pocket explorer proven himself to be so unbelievably nasty as on his latest solo venture." - CMJ "Medeski Martin and Wood bridge the gap between the New York downtown jazz scene, which features the avant-garde guru John Zorn, and the New England jam-band touring circuit, led by the popular improv-rock group Phish ... drummer Billy Martin consistently strikes loose-limbed, flexible grooves." - ROLLING STONE An extreme, improvised, live musical journey that resembles modern classical and free jazz - and what makes it work is the unique chemistry between the two musicians. This recording documents the second impromptu meeting of two unique musical personalities during one week in October 2005. Dave Burrell has forged his own unique avant-garde style of playing since the 1970s in New York, where he played with Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, and David Murray. Billy Martin, best known for his percussion work and drumming with avant-funk bands Medeski Martin and Wood and John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, is also well known for his experimentation with many forms of experimental, African, jazz, funk, and classical music.