“One of the principal attractions for me in performing improvised music is the telepathy, the connectivity that can occur between accomplished improvisers: the immediate call and response, the ability to find each others pitches, the simultaneity of rhythmic gestures and phrases.” — Stefan Dill
Track List: 1. Ak’Abil (Early Dawn) 2. Circle Of Skies 3. The Serpent Mat 4. Another Quick One 5. Zakil Amek’El (Light That Lasts) 6. Dance, O Precious Jade, O Precious Turqois 7. Song For Two Sofis 8. Razor House 9. Remembrance 10. Sleeping In Fire 11. In Xochtil, In Cuicatl (Flower And Song) 12. Sing, Heart Of Joy
~ ALL MATERIAL 100% IMPROVISED ~
“Flower and Song” is an album of all duets featuring New Mexican Guitar virtuoso Stefan Dill. Complete album info may be found at Stefan Dill’s website, Norumba
“Although Dikeman’s sound is equally aggressive [as fellow saxophonist Jack Wright, ed.] , he uses longer connected and spiraling lines to convey similar feelings of structural abandon. Dikeman’s playing on the closing number is filled with heavy doses of rampaging fire.” — Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine, June 2001.
“The pièce de résistance of the album is the splendid “Zakil Amak’El (Light That Lasts)” with Dikeman, a beautifully crafted nine and a half minutes, after which the duos with drums and bass come as something of light relief.” — Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic, Fall 2003.
Stefan Dill — October 10, 1999 — Photo by Mark Weber