Pauline Oliveros is a peer of John Cage and Terry Riley, a composer who’s written for both acoustic and electronic sound-makers and whose accordion performances have explored the concept; India Cooke is a violinist and improvisor who’s played with Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles as well as Sun Ra and Larry Ochs; Karolyn Van Putten has been a singer with Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra. Together as The Circle Trio they improvise a free-form tapestry/meditation for over 53 minutes, touching on collective improvisation (a la The Art Ensemble Of Chicago), traditional Japanese shakuhachi music, minimalism and exploration of trance-state drones and sustained tones. Though what The Circle Trio engages in is, not strictly speaking, "jazz" improvisation, but the interplay and spirit of 60s free jazz courses through their music as much as they draw/build upon the Cage-ian concept of indeterminism (the Zen-inspired aesthetic which omits all notions of choice from the creative process) and traditional Japanese folk motifs. T’aint exactly "easy listening," but there are many passages of sheer beauty contrasted with almost elemental turbulence in this meticulously-recorded live performance. Recommended to fans of Oliveros, Don Cherry and his Codona trio, George Lewis, John Zorn, Ned Rothenberg and Robert Dick.