The duo of electric guitar and drums has a certain unique character, simultaneously thin and thick; the relationship between the players a bit like a boxer and coach, if either could find a way to step in and out of each other's shoes at will. While the recordings on Make Music are culled from four separate sessions, the program still has the flowing feeling of an extended performance, building up to the final "Hell's Trumpet." This piece, with some truly strange guitar sounds, is the most abstract of the six performances, one of which is named "Larry Coryell" in honor of one of the great creators of intense instrumental guitar music. The opening "An Alan Smithee Tune" is an example of Jason Quick and Alan Smith being less concerned with textures and new sounds than with just a good-natured jazz-rock feeling.
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AllMusic Review by Eugene Chadbourne