talented saxophonist with a warm, full sound
that gives his semi-free playing weight on its own
and when intersecting with trumpet player Paul Smoker"
Giddins, The Village Voice
was a good, even brilliant, idea to bring Hess together
with new musicians to try something a little different than
what he usually does."
Loewy, All Music Guide
is an exhilarating work-out .....
offering compelling evidence of the healthy state of the contemporary
improvising quartet. This essential document showcases a brilliant
band on top of their game."
Lewis, Cadence Magazine
Mr. Hess' previous activities have missed your attention,
this release should put him in your sights. It's one of his
best (we might even immodestly suggest that it is his best)
serves notice that his strengths and eclecticism as
a composer are as solidified as his abilities as a player."
Saunders, The Denver Post
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