*2022 stock. In process of stocking* 'An exciting and forceful album of free jazz from the trio of pianist Simon Nabatov, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Michael Sarin, recording in the studio in New York City with each player propelling themselves in dynamic, inventive collective free playing with an experimental bent, but never departing from the traditions of identifiable jazz music; recommended!
"While Nabatov and Sarin met over 30 years ago (as participants of the famous Banff Jazz Workshop), the Johnson-Nabatov connection clocks at 3 years tops. Fortunately, this is hardly a primary factor in jazz and improvised music - often some of the finer moments result from spontaneous sessions or concerts. This is certainly true of this recording, made in NYC one day after the trio premiered in Brooklyn's venerable venue, IBeam. In spite of being freely improvised, the five pieces demonstrate a high level of cohesive thinking as a collective, the proposed ideas propagating and forms unfolding in convincingly natural fashion. "- Leo Records