Two guitars and two trumpets don’t seem to be an ordinary instrumental array for a touring collective in which three Europeans meet an American and engage in ensemble projecting unpredictable interplay – but then, there’s never been anything ordinary about master of strings, David Kollar’s art that, at various times, involved wind input from either Erik Truffaz and Paolo Raineri, and though Rick Cox’s licks seem to be more traditional, his sampling wizardry promised to enhance overall capriciousness of the Old World’s colleagues’ on-stage performances. And it did, adding a few different dimensions to the trio’s well-oiled mind process when the four of them took to the road in the Fall of 2022 for a series of fully improvised concerts none of which was the same as any other, this recording cherry-picking the tour’s finest moments and focusing on particular details yet never losing sight of the whole framework that the musicians installed for the listener’s comfort.
“"David in particular is one of the most innovative and driven young guitarists on the scene today."”
— Pat Mastelotto - King Crimson