In "Samsara", Sundar was flowing on soprano, whereas Rez Abbasi pushed out textured guitar lines, and when Kelly Jefferson's tenor heated up to altissimo cries, this opened the way for trumpeter Kevin Turcotte's solo, an exciting mix of low note work and rippling, overlapping overtones brilliant, with drummer Anthony Michelli and bassist Andrew Downing lending their ultra-sensitive and responsive support.
"Moksha", the second tune, had a slow autumnal feel. Sundar's alto was all bent and abrupt emotion as the music swelled into a harmonized and spreading fluegelhorn/tenor statement. Downing's bass pizzicato lament was a slow release of pent-up emotions. Guitarist Abassi played it scalar and direct.
The third tune, "Ahimsa", was the farthest out of the evening; it started and ended with what sounded like a group tune-up that grew into a static wall of sound (or maybe noise, to some). In their solo segments, pianist David Restivo really stretched out and moved the extended chords around while Kevin Turcotte, one of the 'go to guys', soloed in an inventive pattern of high and low trumpet tones.