Crystal Silence launched one of jazz’s most long-lasting small groups, whose history would extend over more than 40 years. On this 1972 recording Gary Burton and Chick Corea, brought together by producer Manfred Eicher, raised the bar for the art of the duo.
As Billboard perceptively noted, “The lyrical qualities of both men are displayed to maximum advantage, while the material at hand includes some of Corea’s most durable compositions. Recorded in Oslo, the album may prove a classic, for its revelation of the more delicate, contemplative strengths of these men.”
Initially published in April 1973, vinyl is reissued in April 2017 as audiophile pressing taken from the original analog tapes.