Misha Feigin/Craig Hultgren/LaDonna Smith They Are We Are

In the uncompromising flow and push of their improvised music, this string ensemble expands the musical boundaries established by the String Trio of New York. From the floating suspense of "Summer Wind, No Sleep" to the wild variations of "Folkus-Polkus," this unit's virtuosity reaches its most dynamic scope in "Cloud's Shadow Glides Across The Field." Here, the trio sustains a stately meditation that evolves into a climax of accelerating swing dynamics, confirming why their best improvisations amount to poetry in motion. (Verge)