The feel here is of
an exquisite piece of chamber-jazz just sufficiently dirtied to keep it lively. Crispell, whos done so much of this kind of playing with Anthony Braxton, is perfect for the job, and Ochs is equally capable. Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, sixth edition
There are undoubtedly some terrific
moments, but the whole project is too self-consciously eclectic and downtown to allow the players to lose themselves in the music for sustained periods. In music, as in life, nirvana requires forgetting oneself. Here, both the writing and the playing seem at certain times to fall into the refrain Remember Me!
Me! and at others to reverberate loudly with a What should I be doing now? vibe. Walter Horn, Cadence Magazine