Of the nine tracks that make up The Entire Time, eight are completely improvised; "For Oliver Lake," a Cline composition dating back nearly thirty years, is the one exception. But though the other pieces may lack themes to resolve to, they are anything but formless. Cline and Golia develop several melodic ideas in the course of their exploitation, some pretty and some chaotic. Cline plays nylon string guitars, 12 string guitars, electric and and acoustic guitars and uses a variety of effects to create a broad palate of sounds. Golia does likewise, using soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, alto flute, and other instruments. One piece begins with Golia simultaneously playing stritch and tenor; naturally, it evolved into "Opus De Kirkus (for Rahsaan Roland Kirk)."
Cline & Golia are two of the most fertile jazz minds active just under the ground in Southern California circles. Their interplay is sometimes fascinating, often beautiful and only occasionally ponderous. The two are worth hearing The Entire Time.