|Price simultaneously takes his experimentations seriously enough to give them weight, and with enough humor to keep them free of awkward affectation. An enjoyable mix, this is an album for the gut as much as the brain. - Allaboutjazz.com
It speaks volumes that Price is able to assemble a stellar cast of co-conspirators that include the likes of tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, bassist Trevor Dunn, and drummer Joey Baron, probably the reason that people might give this one a closer look. Such focus on the sidemen is an obvious initial reaction, but what Price has formulated here is much more than a top-flight score card.
Rather, Price, who might not be a household name, has garnered plenty of Downtown-related experiences, including a work with Dim Sum Clip Job, but this release focuses on his ensemble work as well as his compositional skills. The program itself presents varied terrains that thrive on mood shifts, tonal variance, and noirish, late-night atmospherics. Price's sound fits squarely within these contours, using effects to shape his sound, quite often with a twangy swagger that is aided by his prickly attack and punctured rhythms. - One Final Note