The recording is made of an assembly of estranging electronic sound effects, trite sports commentaries, and the music of a beautifully improvising jazz trio. Bob James has, through this convulsion of out-of-context sound elements and music of a trio, tried to emphasize the strange acoustic complex of modern man in his city, in his world, in his cosmos. Digitally remastered from the original tapes.
Bob James, a recent college graduate, brought ESP a master of a
session he had produced, featuring Barre Phillips and Bob Pozar. He
chose for the front cover a torn poster he had photographed on a visit
to Australia. In 1974, having garnered several gold records, he
returned to visit ESP on the ground floor at 290 West End Avenue, in
New York City. Lounging in a swing back leather chair, he commented
that he thought his ESP album was the best one he had ever made. - Bernard Stollman