This was recorded live at the Amiens International Jazz Festival in France featuring my Wind Ensemble. In 1985, I started playing in groups using brass, voice and woodwinds, and a rhythm section with strings and percussion. Paul and Bill were playing at the Festival with their own groups, so I asked them to join me.
I’d been playing with bassist Henri Texier since 1986, usually as a guest with his groups. We played together quite a big, with Aldo Romano and Dewey Redman, and Lewis Galavice, a Middle Eastern tour and lots of gigs in France.
This concept carrys on in my Blue Note recordings, and with my Street Band, where we play more free, folk influnced music that has the feeling of an orchestra with voice, brass, woodwinds and percussion.
" Lovano excels on the tenor and soprano saxes as well as the obscure alto clarinet, and Silvano’s adventurous improvisations demonstrate… read more"" Lovano excels on the tenor and soprano saxes as well as the obscure alto clarinet, and Silvano’s adventurous improvisations demonstrate that she was already quite distinctive in 19…"Alex Henderson, All Music Guide