When you listen to this record you should keep in mind that it was recorded with just two microphones and recorded in a house of worship. It is one of the wonders of Kavi Alexander that in an industry awash with digitised gadgets of every description, massive mixing boards, Auto Tune and the rest, he manages to produce a quality of sound and clarity that leaves most recordings in the dust. With the very minimum of equipment and an abhorrence of modern recording practices, he is rightly acknowledged as one of our time’s recording geniuses.
“This session is a rather mystical result of a chance meeting with Kavi in Sweden in the summer of 1981, combined with my 20-year friendship with Mani, with whom I’ve performed and recorded many times. When I was hanging with Kavi, we spoke of doing something creative together–but first we had to go through some rather heavy karma before I was ready. I had no idea that Kavi and Mani knew each other until the recording date, which took place in the middle of the night inside a beautiful Spanish-style church somewhere in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, California.
This was an exceptional session, as far as I am concerned, in that the compositions were conceived on one day and were recorded the very next. Everything was done without regard to editing and the ‘polished perfection’ of the recordings that so often dominate the airwaves these days; it was, simply, write the pieces and record them. On some of the titles I played guitars I’d never played before. Considering the circumstances under which this recording was made, I am very pleased with the results. What we did was a true slice of creative reality and because of this I admire all of what was played. If is ‘spontaneous’ you want, you definitely have it on this recording. I want to say its always a pleasure to work with such a great improviser/composer like Mani, and Kavi did a great job on the sound. I hope the listener enjoys what we did. Peace. Larry Coryell“.