This amazing album is a mix of tight, yet exploring compositions from a gifted composer and flutist. The compositions are well structured, but allow soloists free exploration and expression. Ms. Mitchell is co-president of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and was voted #1 in Downbeat magazine's critic's poll for "Rising Star Flutist 2006 and 2007. There is certainly the influence of Charles Mingus various outfits here, as well as free jazz improvisation particularly in saxophonist David Boykin's interpretations. Each composition is well structured. The rhythm section is situated in straight-ahead tempos. Surprising tempo changes balance recognizable melodies and the result is a kind of edgy tension that keeps listeners involved and well. . .thrilled. The ensemble consists of David Boykin, saxophone; David Young, trumpet, Jeff Parker, guitar; Tomeka Reid, cello; Josh Abrams, bass; Marcus Evans, drums; Ugochi, vocals. I highly recommend this album, which is sure to be a classic! Delmark struck gold here.