I’ve always been a fan of Phil Minton, so I’ll try to be the more objective I can be. By all means, this is not music for the newcomer; it’s a duet for sax and voice, but this definition could be a limit. Try to figure a situation in which sometimes you don’t understand who’s doing what; Minton’s voice explores any single tone, harmonic or simple utterance, while Butcher travels through the secret places of tenor and soprano saxes with sense of curiosity and very careful ears. Both are masters of their respective crafts, yet the music remains the highest priority throughout the record: no circus numbers here, just radical timbral juxtapositions. Not comparable to anything that I’ve heard recently, this CD deserves much more than just one listen to be fully digested.


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