"If the specific nature of this performance reaffirms what we know about Motian, it reveals an entirely new side of Pieranunzi. In the unusual duo of piano and drums, the lack of a supportive bassist causes a reinterpretation of the individual roles and greatly alters the balance of interpersonal dynamics. Pieranunzi is freer than ever to redirect harmonic modulations as the urge strikes, and he takes full advantage of this opportunity. But theres also a more percussive slant to the patterns he devises, patterns which span melodies but are not locked into song form. For Motians part, the additional freedom brings to greater prominence the engaging colors and countermelodies of his loose, linear approach."
(source: from the CD's liner notes by Art Lange)