Nguyen Le’s 7th US release on ACT. One of the most creative, prolific, and versatile ACT artists, here Le presents his collaboration with American drum legend Peter Erskine (Weather Report) and Algerian bass star Michel Benita (Lee Konitz, Archie Shepp). Peter Erskine is best known for his ardent love of working in various musical settings. He has played with such groups as Weather Report and Steps Ahead; the big bands of Maynard Ferguson, Bob Mintzer, and Kenny Wheeler; ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and LA Philharmonic; and with Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Yellowjackets, Diana Krall, and many more. Here, the trio is joined by Stephane Guillaume, one of the most renowned saxophone players on the current scene.
“Nguyen Le is a world-class guitarist, able to play sustained, soaring melodies and counter lines, switch to a slamming highlife rhythm part, and blow cohesively over changes.” — Jazziz