One of those records that just makes us say "wow" right from the very first note – a perfect showcase for all musicians involved, and a really mighty meeting of the creative minds! We've really loved the strong return to form that Matthew Shipp
has given us on piano in recent years – and of course, the basswork of William Parker
is always tremendous – but they both somehow rise even more to the top alongside the drums of Gerald Cleaver
and tenor, trumpet, and flute of Daniel Carter
– in a session that's wonderfully spiritual, very rhythmic, and often quite straight at times! There's a balance between the avant impulses of the players and the collective action of the group – almost recalling the loft jazz years, but more contemporarily righteous too – on titles that include "Majestic Travel Agency", "Scintillate", and "Ear-Regularities".