This record is everything, and then some. I think it's one of Herbie's most honest and fearless albums...and that's saying a lot about someone who's been a honest and fearless explorer throughout his entire life.
This classic drum 'n' bass album flipped my script entirely; it lives up to it's bold title and breaks a lot of "rules". In a genre that doesn't generate full albums nearly as much as it does singles (in the form of one-off dub plates) this was a breath of fresh air at the time and I totally ate it up.
Collin Walcott, sitar, tabla
John Abercrombie, electric guitar
Dave Holland, double bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
This recording exudes wisdom and patience. The musicians play as a single entity, and each unique voice is heard equally. The flow is natural and the music gently leads the listener on a walk across a broad field and through an amber meadow, into a dimly-lit forest, across a trickling brook and up a mossy hill, where there is a sudden and stark clearing, and you do a little cloud dance.