A nicely intimate session from saxophonist Pat Mallinger
– a set of spare duets with pianist Dan Trudell, and a perfect setting for Pat
to really stretch out on his solos! Over the years, Mallinger
's developed a wonderfully sensitive way with his horns – which in this case include tenor, alto, soprano sax, and flute – handled with a fluid, creative sort of energy – and one that's often soulfully swinging, despite the gentle approach of the session – with echoes of the 70s modal generation that make for some of the album's especially great moments! Titles include "Hills Over Tuscany", "Dragon Fish", "Diffuse", "Adventures", "Pigeon Peas", and "Camp Dan".