Three San Francisco Bay Area masters come together here to play music composed by Larry Ochs for the unusual trio of saxophone, cello, and Japanese koto. Joan Jeanrenaud resigned from Kronos in 2000 and moved quickly into the world of structured improvisation. Her beautiful cello playing on this CD shines. Miya Masaoka, on this, her third CD with Ochs, once again stands out on koto, stretching the boundaries of the instrument while holding down the center of the music. Larry Ochs, founding member of Rova who has also performed and recorded with Intakt artists Anthony Braxton, Barry Guy, Andrew Cyrille, and Marilyn Crispell, contributes the heartfelt compositions and some amazing saxophonics. An absolutely special CD.
released January 1, 2004
Larry Ochs: Tenor and Sopranino Saxophones
Joan Jeanrenaud: Cello
Miya Masaoka: Koto