Q - 6/92, p.1003 Stars
- Good - "...his approach and note selection is always both magnetic and unmistakable..."
Down Beat - 7/92, p.374 Stars
- Very Good - "...John runs the gamut with elegance and grace. At 50, the inner fire is still burning..."
Personnel: John McLaughlin (acoustic guitar); Dominique Di Piazza, Kai Eckhardt (bass); Trilok Gurtu (percussion).
Personnel: John McLaughlin (guitar, acoustic guitar, midi); Dominique Di Piazza (guitar); Kai Eckhardt-Karpeh (bass guitar); Trilok Gurtu (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Carlos Albrecht.
Recording information: Bauer Tonhaus Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany (11/29/1991-12/03/1991).
Photographers: Dany Gignoux; Bettina Rheims.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dominique Di Piazza; John McLaughlin; Trilok Gurtu.
On this 1992 trio album, John McLaughlin fuses together atmospheric music with jazz harmonies, Spanish gypsy guitar stylings, and, of course, blazing chops. Part ethereal, part intense and linear, McLaughlin brings a rich palette of musical colors to his canvas.
Trilok Gurtu's smart drumming and Dominique Di Piazza's punchy yet melodic bass playing are high points here. The beautiful bass feature "Marie" and McLaughlin's fast paced "Hijacked" are both standouts, but the album's climax is the cinematic, ever-evolving title track.