Highly Recommended becuase of Their Musical Merit
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The avant-garde proves to be alive and well as genre giants meet: reedman Joseph Jarman and violinist Leroy Jenkins-with support from Jeffrey Schanzer on guitar, Lindsey Horner on bass, and Myra Melfordon prepared (and unprepared) piano. This progressive session creates memorable atmospheres of acoustic tones plucked, blown, and beaten in a kind of world-jazz blend influenced by not only African and East Asian styles but also by European modern classical music. Highlights of a challenging set include the dense block chords and reverbed guitar lines of "Hands," the shimmering beauty of "Love in Dreamtime," the harmonica bleats and ceramic flute flights of "At Play," and extended piece "Rain Forest," a multi-textured, dissonant opus of strings, reeds, pianos, and percussion."