This is one of the gems of the ECM catalog, and a must own for any fan of Oregon, Walcott's other work, or the incredible band on this CD: John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette. Walcott's sitar and Abercrombie's fluid, singing guitar dance and exchange ideas over one of the greatest rhythm sections in jazz. This isn't an airy fairy "world beat" record -- it's tight, lyrical, reflective music from four masters at the peak of their careers. It's a shame the late Walcott didn't record three more albums with this band. "Margueritte" and the title track are two of the most poignant melodies I know. Any fan of honest, exploratory, moody jazz should check this out. ~ Stephen Silberman
"Simply put, each time this disc plays, it reveals something new to the listener. The meditative mood is ripped by the slicing of Abercrombie's guitar on Scimitar, but other than that, one floats through the atmosphere, somewhere between Manhattan and the Himalayan foothills, wrapped in the warm tones of this veteran group."
Collin Walcott (Sitar and Tabla)
John Abercrombie (Guitar)
Dave Holland (Double Bass)
Jack DeJohnette (Drums)