Although the song titles make this look like a CD filled with ancient folk melodies, the music is actually unpredictable avant-garde jazz. The music ranges from swinging post-bop to sound explorations and always holds one's interest due to the highly expressive sounds of the musicians. The interplay between the trombone and clarinet on some pieces is a highlight, and the cello and bass work together very well too. With Gerry Hemingway contributing rhythmic support and commentary, this CD is consistently surprising and colorful, and well worth exploring.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow