"The musicians stretch the concept of synergy to new lengths and the whole piece finds its momentum in the dichotomy between chaos and order, between individual ideas and collective coherence. At the piano, Taylor is equal to his usual self and very gracious in sharing the stage with so many musicians." -- François Couture, All Music Guide
"Taylor’s ensemble music is sonic poetry that creates fresh order and potential out of teeming chaos and all the conundrums of being. Essential." -- Cadence Magazine
Cecil Taylor: piano
Chris Matthay: trumpet
Chris Jonas: soprano & alto saxophone
Harri Sjöström: soprano saxophone
Elliott Levin: tenor saxophone, flute
Jeff Hoyer: trombone
Tristan Honsinger: cello
Dominic Duval: double bass
Jackson Krall: drums
Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers on November 3rd, 1996, during the Total Music Meeting at the Podewil in Berlin.
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
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