|Avant players Lori Freedman and Scott Thomson converse easily throughout these nine recorded tracks of engaging free improvisation.
Each has a solo track, but otherwise they're playing spacious, structurally aware, highly sensitive duets. Trombonist Thomson frequently senses mood changes and adjusts ("Leak"), while clarinetist Lori Freedman expresses her ideas in well-structured outflows ("The Plummet").
Also, they employ extended (and invented) techniques to project their imaginations through sound or through mixtures of sound and silence, to be more exact.
While I know it's a cliché, I have to say that Freedman and Thomson 'play so human' in this recording, and their axis of mind, body, and breath, literally breathes in these sonically free and surprising, well-shaped improvisations.
These players freely 'play the music' and therefore gift us with their sonic imagination, individual experience, and far-reaching intuition.
by David Fujino September 2008