|"Synergy drives this long-lived, joyous band to heights of loose creativity and panache seldom attained by post-bop quintets...the unit plays fresh varied originals, with brilliant nods to Herbie Nichols and Ellington. Linchpin drummer Bobby Ward [is] dynamic and charismatic as Roy Haynes."
Fred Bouchard, CD Review
"...a world-class band, a marvelously cohesive group that touches all bases to produce a sound that is strictly its own."
Chris Albertson, Stereo Review
"Drummer Bobby Ward is a true living legend. Ward is part of the Boston modern drum continuum that includes Roy Haynes, Alan Dawson, Tony Williams and Clifford Jarvis, yet he has remained a well-kept secret. A polyrhythmic marvel behind the traps, Ward has also begun writing lately."
Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe
Winner-Boston Music Award (1995): Best Jazz Album on an Indie Label