|More mellow-yet-profound piano/vibes jazz —even for people who don't really care for "jazz."The triumphal follow-up to Frank and Joe's debut Saturn's Child, hailed internationally as "crystalline," "sublime," and 'a worthy successor to Chick Corea and Gary Burton's ECM classic, Crystal Silence.'
The duo expands to a quartet on some tracks with guests saxophonist Tim Ries (a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra) and percussionist Jeff Ballard (Chick Corea's drummer) on tastefully-chosen hand percussion. From the sumptuous title track (by Maria Schneider) through originals ranging from shimmering and glimmering to gently world beat to cordially funky, this is deliciously rich and beautiful music that both sophisticated listener and good music lover will enjoy time and again.
Frank Kimbrough, piano · Joe Locke, vibraphone, marimba
With special guests
Tim Ries, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet
Jeff Ballard, wood blocks, slit drum, driftwood, box, driftwood, box, Indian bells, elephant bell, camel bell, cocoon pods, cymbals (Kay, Zildjian, Istanbul), Pakistani frame drum, Moroccan bongos, dumbek, cajon