John Tchicai, the Afro-Danish saxophonist who was born in 1936, is one of the few remaing active players whose roots lie in the New Wave of Jazz in the sixties. He formed the New York Art Quartet, and later the New York Contemporary Five with Archie Shepp and Don Cherry, and recorded with Coltrane, Ayler and many more. Tchicai met vibes player Christopher Dell in Berlin in 2010, as part of a memorial concert to Johnny Dyani with whom he had played in the Brotherhood of Breath. Three tracks (30 mins) of the material presented on this album is from that duo concert. The other nine tracks (42 mins) were recorded three days later in a Berlin studio with a young rhythm section. The inter-generational project works supremely well, with genuine empathy between the musicians who emerge as a collective rather than Old Master and backing band. Tchicai's playing is restrained and lyrical, the mood one of serenity and probing thoughtfulness.