|Who cares what's modern. If it's actual it's alive, it's happening, it's urgent.
Recorded in 1995
|2/||This Is It||6:31|
|6/||Actuality(dedicated to Julius Hemphill)||4:41|
|10/||Wait For Tomorrow||6:02|
Recorded on April 10, 1995 at The Old Church - Portland, Oregon (1-9), on April 11, 1995 at Dead Aunt Thelma's - Portland, Oregon (10). Engineer: Billy Triplet.
Mastered by Rick McMillen.
Producer: Patrice Roussel.
Cover photography: Monique Goldstein. Cover art: John Eckenrode.
When asked about the theme of this recording, Lacy answered: "Now. Here. What's happening right away. What we are into right now. An improvisation is now, is here, and certain of these pieces are really about actuality. They are about love, they are about prayer, they are about truth, they are about death and they are all things that are about now. The idea of the record is something we are doing actually." He added: "I don't like the word modern. The word actual is better because it means now, something present. Who cares what's modern. If it's actual it's alive, it's happening, it's urgent."
Pierre Coussalt (excerpt from liner notes)