Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Dazzling yet intimate, this set of tracks is the work of two brilliant and internationally renowned musicians who are also close friends, and their friendship pours from the music with passion, intensity, humour and inspiring energy. The central focus here is 'collaboration' - the musical collaboration of Barley and Joseph and the traditions from which they have individually evolved, and their combined collaboration with other composers in a series of imaginative arrangements.
BBC Music Magazine
This set of originals, improvisations and takes on pieces by everyone from Jobim to Ravel are informed, inventive and defy all predictions as to what's coming next. The title track, evolving from a wonky blues riff into a kind of evocation of Steve Reich jamming with McCoy Tyner at the Penguin Cafe, is outstanding.
Personnel: Matthew Barley (cello); Julian Joseph (piano).
Liner Note Author: Will Todd.
Recording information: Champs Hill, UK (03/02/2009-03/04/2009).
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