Down Beat (11/92, p.53) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...plunges headlong into the maelstrom of the '60s avant garde....he heads straight for the cosmos, skronking up a storm....Perelman's buzz-saw brashness is like a breath of spring..."
Option (Nov.-Dec./92, p.136) - "...Brazilian music meets American jazz on a refreshingly different plane....Tough, essential stuff..."
Musician (11/92, p.106) - "...a record that works much better at top volume, where braying is sometimes its own reward, and where pop chants like `Tom's Diner' transcend novelty value..."
Reflex (12/92, p.72) - "...Not since Gato Barbieri slipped away from his CHAPTER 1 phase has a South American saxophonist so effectively combined throaty tenor textures, rich ethnic melodies, and inventive--often wild-- improvisations..."
Personnel: Ivo Perelman (tenor saxophone); Flora Purim (vocals); Paul Bley, Don Pullen (piano); Brandon Ross (guitar); Fred Hopkins (bass); Andrew Cyrille (drums); Guilherme Franco, Manolo Badrena, Frank Colon, Mor Thiam.
Recorded between May and July 1991.
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