Live at Vision Festival--only the second by this master quartet, recorded four years after the self-titled DMG/ARC 2008 debut--is an exemplary document of free-improvisation. It's free-flowing, full of musical ideas, unique dynamics with a cohesive narrative and, as AAJ colleague John Sharpe wrote in his liner notes, everyone's ego subsumed to the needs of the music." Recorded at the 2010 edition of New York City's Vision Festival, the album offers two pieces: a 32--minute improvisation and a shorter improvised encore. It begins with a duo of violist Mat Maneri and double bassist Joëlle Léandre, playing arco, each ...read more
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