Progressing with guitarist Carlos Santana
from his early Afro-Cuban rock and pop-based successes to his experimentation with jazz fusion, drummer Michael Shrieve
subsequently released a string of fine solo recordings of his own. This one features guitar hero Bill Frisell
and the ever-inventive organist Wayne Horvitz
for a rather divergent set featuring ethereal soundscapes, loose grooves, and crunching opuses. Here, Shrieve
provides sturdy backbeats to coincide with some nicely placed fills and his acute implementations of the dynamic. This effort highlights Frisell
's wily and rather slithery guitar work, enhanced by the glowing sonic characteristics of the production, when viewed upon as a whole. The band is apt to soar skyward via climactic overtures in concert with a crash-and-burn methodology. Needless to say, this affair represents a potent concoction of jazz fusion melded with folksy themes and an avant-garde-type swing vamp, evidenced on "The Glass Tent." Yet, after a string of enterprising solo outings, Shrieve
's solo career quieted down to a near whisper during the late '90s and into the new millennium.