Recorded live in Brooklyn on July 15, 2001, in a large industrial space, DDYGG has carved a fine groove between improvisational art and compositional discipline. At first, I was under the impression that this was a recorded concert, but soon realized that this recording was not made for the benefit of applause and cheers. This was more of an opportunity for a group of musicians to test their abilities in an atmosphere that was acoustically sound and served as a makeshift recording studio for a day. The CD starts out with four strong compositions, all of which are rooted in a more traditional straight-ahead compositional sense with a hint of something extra in the air. With the last four compositions, the musicians begin to experiment a bit more, all the while conveying a sense of technical mastery, pure energy, and utter enjoyment. All of these elements offered by DDYGG are best exemplified by the composition entitled "Dodge’s Drye Young Glass of Ginnis." Overall, this was an enjoyable listening experience that both comforts and invigorates the listener.