John Tchicai is arguably one of the few musicians who could successfully pay homage to John Coltrane with a poem, since the Danish saxophonist participated in the watershed Ascension sessions. So also can Tchicai be forgiven for a rather flat recitation of the John Stewart poem that serves as this disc’s title cut and parallels Coltrane’s music with the season of renewal. The words create anticipation of great things to come with this quartet. The spirit of Coltrane doesn’t really come up again until the end of the album.
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