Editors' Notes Clarinetist Goldberg has played in piano eminence Melford's big band, but this is an opportunity to observe the two in a less busy setting as they deliver a master class in texture. On “Your Life Here,” Melford begins by comping behind Goldberg’s melodic lead, and the two meet for some spiky unison lines in advance of a gripping Melford solo; the reprise is slower and more spellbinding. Some pieces are meditative miniatures, and others push the avant-garde needle, such as “City of Illusion,” where Melford puts boogie-woogie through the Modernist dicer.

SONG
An Unexpected Visitor
1
2:25
 
Your Life Here
2
5:58
 
The Kitchen
3
5:16
 
Miniature
4
3:05
 
City of Illusion
5
4:35
 
Moonless Night
6
4:05
 
1 Through 8
7
5:18
 
Be Melting Snow
8
5:25
 
Passing Phase
9
5:43
 
Montevideo
10
2:31
 
9 + 5
11
3:29
 
Chorale
12
3:44
 
Anymore
13
2:51