|Brandford currently fills the vital Harry Carney chair in the Mercer Ellington Band; his septet's 1991 recording featured young vets with the technique to play a lot of notes but the taste to pick the right ones. An excellent recording from an important late eighties Boston band: melodic, swinging, tasteful, alive.
"Mixes big-band elegance with Jazz Messengers horn shouts...Those who don't already know about the Boston-originated group are in for a treat."
Dale Smoak, Boston Phoenix
"Superlative and swinging. These guys are as good as most major label small groups."
James Isaccs, WBUR, Boston