Nobody steps into the same river twice/The same river is never the same/Because that is the nature of water - Derek Mahon, 'Heraclitus on Rivers'
New in the 1 Love spot, choosing one track at a time to spend time on, a reissue and drawn from The Elements - Water: four masters at play that is more than the sum of their considerable parts. The geat saxist Lieb - Dave Liebman (Miles Davis, Joe Lovano) - here with an incredible band drum deity Billy Hart (who made jazz history as Jabali on Mwandishi), guitar icon Pat Metheny - Still Life (Talking), Secret Story, Song X, Ornette Coleman, David Bowie: wondrous last year on Side-Eye NYC V1. IV - and the icing on the cake rarely heard on records these days bass don Cecil McBee (Dream Weaver, Forest Flower, Journey in Satchidananda and meshing well with Hart in The Cookers). A ballad - Metheny playing acoustic, Lieb ultimately delicious on soprano sax later against very open rhythms all in all truly a heart to heart that engrosses to the end and back again.