The free improvisations of Watts, Williams, Owens, and Armstrong provide a mixture of intensity, subtlety, lushness, and beauty on Sensoria that will reward repeated listening. Following the critical acclaim of Bright Yellow With Bass (LR 758), Sensoria is Heath Watts' third release on Leo Records and his first release with a quartet. These improvisations are simultaneously delicate and intense. They requiry deep listening, communication, empathy and selflessness. This was a leaderless session; each musician brought her or his experiences, methods and ideas to the summit, but each was willing to compromise instantaneously to make the improvisation stronger.
HEATH WATTS, soprano sax, vocals
M.J. WILLIAMS, trombone, piano NANCY OWENS, violin BLUE ARMSTRONG, acoustic bass
01. Slow Weave 02. Vim 03. Festooned 04. Parallels and Polarities 05. Kif-Kif - Heath Watts & Nancy Owens 06. Time Release - Blue Armstrong & M.J. Williams 07. Quick, It Catches 08. Frenergy 09. Such Falls Softly