Upon conception of documenting the LAQT project, I certainly didn't think the nights I recorded with one stereo mic into my laptop would be "it". However, after reviewing all recordings of this group - live and studio - over the course of 2005, it became obvious that these were indeed the performances that had to be documented. This recording is completely organic. You'll hear everything you normally hear when you go see a live band in a club or café. There's the "as is" mix of the players on each instrument with the static room configuration, but there's also people chattering & laughing, waitresses taking orders, the cash register, blenders, etc. But mostly what you'll hear is spontaneous composition in real time. All that said... after you experience this record I think you'll be glad this series of performances didn't "get away" no matter how it was recorded.