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“This is on clarinetist Chris Speed’s label, and he’s part of the quartet here, but it’s not jazz; flutist Paul wrote all of the music, and I do mean “wrote” and “all”-it doesn’t sound like a single note was improvised. The instrumentation-flute, clarinet, bassoon (Katie Young), and viola (Jessica Pavone) is an unusual but beautiful and well-balanced combination. Paul’s chamber music sets up gently meshing patterns and lets them play out, without much regard for standard classical forms, then ends; it’s a refreshingly straightforward and unpretentious approach that emphasizes the textures that result from the combination of the instruments’ timbres and their melodic and rhythmic deployment. Very Nice.”
-Jack Rabid