I first heard Frank Woeste on a recent set with guitarist Ben Monder ("Pocket Rhapsody") which I enjoyed a lot. Brewer and Penn are amongst the finest bass and drum exponents around. Douglas is such a constantly evolving trumpet player (of supreme tone) that I didn't know what to expect. The pre-release tracks were subtle and low tempo and dynamically subtle. Mood conversation pieces. In fact the entire album could be described as such, although dynamics/tempo do vary enough to avoid any sense of lacklustre differentiation between tunes. At first I was uncertain but I have grown to really appreciate what they have achieved here. It's artistic reference point is in the title. It has a lack of contrivance musically, but yet quietly innovative. I cannot help thinking that the Dadaist separation of words from meaning could be translated to music and form. The music creates and spins out its own form. Recommended if you like your jazz subtle, lyrical and evocative rather then angular and percussive. A conversation not an argument!