By 1965, Paul Bley had settled on the trio format, and touring Europe revealed a warmer reception for music that employed chordless improvisations, three-way rhythmic counterpoint, unfamiliar melodic constructs, and malleable song form. But there was an equally momentous conceptual change in the group’s material, as the adventurous pieces by Carla Bley were gradually being replaced by those of Paul’s new partner, Annette Peacock. - Art Lange
Tracks 1–3 Recorded July 1, 1966 in Rome, Italy; Tracks 4–8 Recorded September 21 & October 4, 1966 in Baarn, The Netherlands; Tracks 9–14 Recorded May 10 & 12, 1968 in Seattle, Washington, USA. Sound restoration & mastering by Michael Brändli, Hardstudios AG; Cover photo by Philippe Gras; Liner notes by Art Lange; graphic concept by fuhrer vienna; Associate producer: Christian C. Dalucas; Executive producer: Werner X. Uehlinger.