|Gebhard Ullmann, whose formidable European reputation has yet to find its match in North America, joins with Steve Swell - one of the most inventive, active, and touring trombonists on the creative improvised music scene - for a program that reflects the travels (and travails?) of their lives. And with Barry Altschul and Hill Greene handling the rhythm, you know there's no featherbedding on this road trip. Recorded June 22 & 23, 2004.
" the road-tested results that define these absorbing compositions verify the deep commitment that these players have to the music. with each undertaking of desert songs and other landscapes, the group’s goal of earnest communication proves quite compelling."