Explore indeed!! Composer Moncur takes us 'where man has seldom gone' with his superb originals.......and, the investigation is edifying. The octet plays Moncur's music with an almost telepathic understanding of Grachan's ideas, which gives the music's Avante Garde' quality a sure fire guarantee of it's source & inspiration. As for the octet, they perform their music with aconsistent high standard of technical excellence, confidence, and vigor. This disc is a wondrous meeting of utterly talented kindred spirits, accepting their creative challenge to reach their audiencewith a profound sense of artistic virility.