Actually, the title should read: "The Art of Directed Improvisation". It's band leader John Zorn who decides and directs this band like a modern day Frank Zappa... But he does a miraculous job! Listen to the guitar of Mark Ribot. He looks like an average teacher German Language but plays the guitar like Jimi Hendrix would have played if he was still alive. The pounding drums of Joey Baron adds to the intensity if the music. Strange but beautiful percussion sounds by Cyro Baptista. Never heard such inter-active and intens band playing since the high days of the Grateful Dead.