Liner notes by Rick Britto: When Erik and I decided to do this recording we were searching to communicate musically in a whole new way. We wanted our performance to be just like a conversation between two old friends! I sat down and thought of all the ways people converse with each other so we could incorporate all the approaches people use to communicate in a conversational manor. Here are all the concepts of CONVERSATION that became a part of the approach used in recording this music project: Conversation is interactive, more-or-less spontaneous, communication between two or more conversants. Interactivity occurs because contributions to a conversation are response reactions to what has previously been said. Spontaneity occurs because a conversation must proceed, to some extent, and in some way, unpredictably, contrasting with a scripted conversation, which falls outside this definition. For a successful conversation, the partners must achieve a workable balance of contributions. A successful conversation includes mutually interesting connections between the contributors or things that the contributors know. For this to happen, those engaging in conversation must find a topic on which they both can relate in some sense.