In this live recording, Donelian collaborates with talented Dutch saxophonist Marc Mominaas, who also makes waves on the New York scene, in an expansive display of personal self-expression.
David Liebman writes in the liner notes: "The duo's artistry is at the highest level because they are in full communication with each other, the music and the audience as well. This is art for serious people who enjoy being taken on an intense musical voyage."
Recorded live at New York City's famous New School University and mastered by A.T. Michael McDonald, this CD gives the impression of being right there in the recital hall with the artists.
Reviews"Pianist Armen Donelian and tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas convey many emotions and moods on their CD (recorded in concert at The New School) and employ a variety of approaches and, in Mommaas' case, wide-ranging tonal colors. Each track is carefully sculpted; i.e., the title song begins with a light-toned sax melody lead, easing into an improvisation over a piano with a walking bass line, then heating up as piano and sax dialogue in phrases breaking up the flowing 4/4 before a complex piano solo. Other highlights include Donelian's 'Stargazer', with pedal chords and a sax solo ruminating in long tones before breaking out in arpeggios, and Mommaas' 'Children's Song', a waltz lullaby with a lovely light touch." - George Kanzler, All About Jazz