The music ranges from straight ahead hard blowing free jazz, to ballads, to contemplative group improvisation in a variety of combinations. Everybody contributes to the group's sound, from Lake's crying screeches and beautiful lyricism, to Smoker's flatulent pedal tones and masterful mute work, to Looney's intense and contrasting sense of colors, to Ellis's electrifying and propulsive bass ideas. These musicians interact freely and fast, yet the results are as clearly defined as a composed work without the muddiness and wandering ideas inherent in much of improvised music.
We know that you will enjoy this recording and more to come from this label.
Scott R. Looney
1015 Addison St
Berkeley CA 94710