That’s the key here – being engaging. The duo has the decency to NOT overdo it and as a result the pieces are rather short (the longest clocking under nine minutes) but most importantly, manage to capture the listeners’ attention. The compositions are very detailed and lack reiteration: it’s an imaginative effort. Improvisation is a tricky word here, however. This is not improv jazz per se, since they’re obviously playing over pre-concieved “guidelines”. They’re not even patterns, just suppositions, ideas, feelings. Even if you’re familiar (which I’m not that much, truths be told) with both Fernández and Guy’s ownage of their instruments, this is a worthy recording. Considering we’re talking about free-form music, it is particularly memorable and definitely emotional at moments. I’d say it’s some sort of achievement. Fernández once spoke of “transparent” music as the way to reach a spiritual state. So there goes nothing.
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