"This was only the second recording for the Guitar Trio, coming a full 16 years after 1980's Friday Night in San Francisco, but it's a fitting sequel. Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, and John McLaughlin once again demonstrate extraordinary virtuosity, accelerated runs tumbling over one another until identities blur. Repeated listening, however, starts to focus on the subtle differences in nuance, especially in the compositions.
"Although DeLucia grew up in a tradition of Spanish flamenco guitar, Brazilian rhythmic touches often appear in his work, beginning with the opening 'Estiba.' The American Di Meola seems influenced by music of the Middle East ('Beyond the Mirage'), and the English McLaughlin has strong affinities with the music of Northern India, most apparent here in his 'Letter from India.' Ultimately, the impression of dazzling techniques gives way, revealing the group's deeper empathy." — Amazon.com