"Kase has surrounded himself with
some of the best players on the contemporary scene,
including saxophonist Bob Mintzer and drummer Adam
Nussbaum. Ther's great potential and present mastery
here. and the jazz world at large ought to be paying
more attention in the not too distant future."
-Michael G. Nastos, ANN ARBOR NEWS * * * *
"Chris Kase sounds relaxed at all tempos, takes a
variety of thoughtful but forceful solos, and by the end
of this ultimately rewarding disc will have won most
-Scott Yanow, JAZZIZ
"There is a lightness to this music
that diguises some of its complexity and sophistication...close
listening to the compositions and solos is always more
rewarding than the music's surface suggests."
-Krin Gabbard, CADENCE
"Aside from the joy of discovering Kase as an
instrumentalist and composer whose tunes swing hard and
eschew the cliches that predominate so much of today's
"retro-bop," saxophonist Mintzer, normally associated
with more commercial offerings, turns in afully
satisfying straight-ahead performance."