These highlights from the Pointless Night Out concert series showcase a broad spectrum of styles and genres, from the avant-noise of "John Hajeski" to the slick jazz of the "Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet" to the ethereal world blend of "Pointless Orchestra." Of special note is a trio known here as "The New Family" comprised of Margo Gezairlian-Grib, Daniel Carter, and Paul Guerguerian -- three musical heavyweights who have worked with artists such as Sun Ra, Philip Glass, and Tan Dun. Their piece "Inspired Relations" emerges from the middle of this recording as a frenetic fury of energy and turbulence. Also notable on this recording is the percussion work of Scott Davis, both a member of Siamese Twins as well as The Umbilical Trio. Tight, dense, and controlled, these pieces are peaks to an otherwise very solid collection of improv.
AllMusic Review by Mark Allender