Chico wrote all the originals and arranged it for the septet. The music is an excellent documentation of what was going on in Chicago during the avant garde period. The tunes and performances make challenging and rewarding listening. It is now thirty three years since this important, pioneering recording was made and it a testament to its value that the music has matured so well and to this day remains vital, challenging and fresh. Chico Freeman - tenor & soprano saxophone, flute, pan pipe and percussion, Henry Threadgill - alto & baritone saxophone, flute, Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, Cecil McBee - bass & cello, Steve McCall - percussion, Ben Montgomery - drums & percussion, Douglas Ewart - bass & bamboo flute, percussion.