|Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, New York; Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, New York; Park Place Studio, Brooklyn, New York.
A downtown mainstay for twenty years, composer/multi-woodwind performer Ned Rothenberg makes his Tzadik debut with a stunning CD of chamber music. Acclaimed for work in a wide variety of contexts, from the multi-metric funk of his Double Band to the large chamber jazz of Power Lines, Rothenberg here shows both range and focus in works for unprecedented instrumentations that have epic scope. Asian and western instruments combine in scores mixing improvised solo features with through-composed ensembles. Ghost Stories is one of Rothenberg's most accomplished works.
JazzTimes (5/01, pp.180-1) - "...Contemplative in mood....the group interplay is tasteful and sensitive....commendably relaxed....Rothenberg deserves praise for his work in this area..."