New York saxophonist Stephen Gauchi got in touch with me about working together in early 2006. Later that year,in December we met up to play in NYC as a trio with Nate Wooley and as a quartet with Nate and Mike Bisio. That quartet performance was later released by Clean Feed on the recording,“Basso Continuo: nididhyasana”. In July 2007 we played another two gigs at the classic Stockholm joint, Glen Miller Café with the Swedish players Fredrik Rundquist, Magnus Broo and Mats Åleklint. The music from these two sessions were released on Ayler Records as “The Stockholm Conference”.