Album Remarks & Appraisals:
For this release, David Liebman brought together a quintet of monumental proportions, which includes pianist Mario Laginha, guitarist Richardo Pinheiro, bassist Massimo Cavalli, and percussionist Eric Ineke. This release, for David, is meant to be warm and user-friendly, getting to the heart of the matter and leaving out the unnecessary frills, moreso than his previous recordings. When David was performing with Miles Davis one evening in the 1960s, Davis's advice to him was "Stop before you're done!" This idea of how to say more with less is the whole inspiration for this album. The ensemble's experience points to this album's artistic maturity. The international status of the band does this as well, with Mario and Ricardo hailing from Portugal, Massimo coming from Italy, Eric from the Netherlands, and David from New York. "I am proud of how we constructed this together so quickly and smoothly. I think even your proverbial "grandmother" would enjoy this music." (Dave Liebman)
Personnel: Eric Ineke (drums); Massimo Cavalli (double bass); David Liebman (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ricardo Pinheiro (guitar); Mário Laginha (piano, Fender Rhodes piano).
Audio Mixer: Pedro Vidal.
Liner Note Author: David Liebman.
Recording information: Estúdio Vale de Lobos, Portugal (11/18/2014).
Photographers: Ricardo Pinheiro; Mauro Freira.