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Michael Moore, clarinet, alto sax; Peggy Lee, cello; Dylan van der Schyff, drums, percussion. Recorded at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 2000 by Marc L'Esperance. There are recordings whose titles seem to say it all about their contents, as does this one. Heard in this latest issue from the Canadian label Spool is an intimate and airy (or eerie) sounding trio comprised of Holland-based reedist Michael Moore and the now stalwart Vancouver twosome of Peggy Lee (cello), and her partner, the ever-engaging percussionist Dylan van der Schyff. Released two and a half years after it's recording at the Vancouver Jazz Fest, this CD documents three instant compositions in which the guest roams a little further beyond his melodic proclivites to explore more of the sonics of both his clarinets and alto sax. By and large it's the cellist who seems to be guiding the proceedings here, with the drummer pattering behind her and the front man musing along according to his whims. -- Marc Chenard, Coda.