This single-CD (formerly a double-LP) from Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition contains music that mixes together advanced hard bop, fusion, M-Base funk and avant-garde jazz. Greg Osby (alto and soprano), Gary Thomas (tenor, flute and bass clarinet), guitarist Mick Goodrick, bassist Lonnie Plaxico and drummer DeJohnette (who also plays some keyboards) are all highly original voices and they have plenty of opportunities to interact with each other on songs written by DeJohnette, Osby and Ornette Coleman ("The Sphinx"). The results are sometimes unsettling but rarely dull, well worth several listens.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow