|"... the result is absorbing, challenging music from a guitarist who,
like his peers Jeff Parker and Ben Monder, is keen on avoiding cliche. Definitely a name to watch."
"With a clear, sharp tone recalling Grant Green, Ellman forges an
imaginative style that--in the tradition of such great innovators as Duke
Ellington and Thelonious Monk--is at once modern and classic."
"A guitarist cut from neither of the cookie cutters that produced legions of note-happy virtuosos and techno-geek fusioneers, Ellman shows his stuff as player and composer on a new CD with Greg Osby and Mark Shim that could make a lot of year-end lists."
-- Gary Giddins, THE VILLAGE VOICE (October 15, 2003)