|This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
from DownBeat (May 2007)
**** “Although Shepik’s band doesn’t set out to pay tribute to Tony Williams’ Lifetime like Trio Beyond, it’s a common touchpoint, thanks to drummer Tom Rainey’s fluid time feel and unpredictable accents, and the way the band can lock into a killer groove behind Gary Versace’s rich organ. The raga-like ‘Batur’ is particularly striking, with Shepik’s guitar in overdrive and Versace churning out chunky chords on the B-3.” (James Hale)
from Jazz Times (May 2007)
“...the sound of Places You Go might be familiar, but it’s not typical.
“The guitarist’s past history includes forays into everything from free improv to 20th-century classical and traditional ethnic musics. It might take a few songs to get used to his subdued tone, but Places You Go builds in momentum with each track track, leading to the free-wheeling ‘Tides.’ Shepik describes this closer as a tribute to Ornette Coleman and traditional organ trios, which creates a twist of groove and free thinking. Prior to that, ‘Five and Dime’ has the feeling of slow soul and the slow, sustained notes of ‘Return’ sound especially romantic.
“Versace avoids the heavy bass and melody duties of his instrument for something more open-ended. This leaves Rainey in the position of holding everything together as he simultaneously seems to dismantle the rhythmic foundation.” (Mike Shanley)
from Signal to Noise (Spring 2007)
“...the pieces that really affected me on this record were the more stripped down and lyrical ones like ‘Return’ and ‘Five and Dime,’ where the trio brings their Americana roots to the table and where Versace has a simply wonderful solo....Shepik uses a mostly unadorned tone here (just a dash of reverb), and this is a wise move because it really allows the harmonic complexity of his (and Versace’s) playing to bloom in the spotlight....A fine disc from