This was, and is, one of the best things I have ever done in the world of music. This is what it was like in New York back then, and I was swimming around with the likes of people like Elliott Sharp, Bill Frisell, and Wayne. Wayne is such a brilliant composer and improviser - I could go on and on about him. Fill pages. I owe he and others from that era a tremendous debt. But better to listen to him speak on this directly. So before you listen, download the attached pdf and read all about that moment in history, and this monstrous, truly ahead-of-its-time band. Don't dwell on those old photos of us though. OMG. Crazy.
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Released on Dave Douglas' influential Greenleaf Music...DD has exemplary antenna! Ascendent ensemble playing. This is a great listen...intrinsically linked to Mingus' 'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady', listen separately or in conjunction but embrace both. Think of them as call and response, perhaps. John Cratchley