20 stars. This album does not deserves less than twenty stars. It is one of the best release from Dave Holland if not his overall best. Surely this has been one of his best combo. Read the names involved here, Steve Coleman, Kevin Eubanks, Marvin Smitty Smith. It's a dream team. It may seem an all star album, a kind of experiment which often don't led to nothing valuable musically if not futile showmanship. This is not the case. This album is nothing less than absolutly amazing under any point of view. Composition, improvisation, interplay. It's stellar post bop, "funky", free atonal Jazz with an accent on melody (it may seems a contradiction but it is just that!). It's free atonal jazz with odd meter signature but even if it may sound awkward the music flows naturally from the very beginning thanks to the incredible rhitmic tandem that Holland and Smith form. Under the soloist there's always an incredible rich rhytmic textures. Dave Holland is truly an amazing player. But here are playing three of my heroes I can't do nothing but absolutly love this album, Steve Coleman, Kevin Eubanks, Marvin Smitty Smith. As a Jazz guitar player myself I think that Jazz guitar in a modern context never sounded so right. And one more thing about Coleman. He's the one that really tried to bring Bird's language to the next millennium, to evolve it, to develope his wild sense of syncopation... he reached an amazing level of expression. In particular he found in this music his perfect vehicle to express his ideas in my opinion. The fluidity he reached here I don't think he played again elsewhere, neither in his own albums (and I own many of his). This album is absolutly a gem. Put it in the cd reader, sit on your most comfortable sofà, closed the light and prepare for an unbelievable music journey!