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The story behind this piece is long and tricky. I wrote the main theme about 10 years ago. It didn't end up on any of our previous records because the tune was so much different stylistically. As the tittle says, it's where two of my big musical inspirations interweave - baroque and bebop music.. It's not very controversial to say that these two species represent some.of the highest peaks of excellence in Western music history. Although spread in time for approx. 250 years, they both share some common features - the way in which phrases are build and their relation to the underlying harmony - to name just the obvious. I hope I managed to capture the spirit of both everlasting music idioms and I would love to see your comments after you take a listen.
I cannot be neutral about the guitar parts here but speaking of the saxophone and the rhythm section I can say that my friends just flew out to outer space when recording this piece and they still haven't come back.