John Gunther’s Axis Mundi: Healing Song

This session features saxophonist John Gunther teamed with trumpeter Ron Miles, in a piano-less quartet on most tracks. They play within the idiom of that modernist style and produce music full of angular contours and spiritual movement.

The compositions are strongly realized, yet leave room for twists and turns of surprise, and solemn moments, such as the title track and a somber trumpet/sax duet on “Crepescule With Nellie”.