Throughout the album, Crispell and Hemingway demonstrate real affinities for each other while challenging the conventional wisdom of improvised music. Their darting vibraphone and piano exchange on "Starlings" debunks the idea that the projection of velocity is necessarily accompanied by thunderous intensity. Crispell's close-order unison lines and Hemingway's rudiments-soaked snare on "Finis" creates an imperial aura without dripping sarcasm. They arrive at the same nuanced point time and again with impressive elegance, as if they're twins.
released May 1, 2011
Marilyn Crispell: Piano
Gerry Hemingway: Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone