Collin Walcott - 'Cloud Dance' (1976)

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.