Graham in Skopelos | 06/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the artist I obviously like the record, but the praise it has received from around the world has been wonderful. Here are some of the comments:
from Britain (1) - A luminous performance, on a par with any of Ellington's late suites.
from Australia - 70 minutes of glorious music.
from the US (1) - Marvellous and quite indispensable
from Canada - Rambunctious rhythms and spontaneous tumult suggestive of Mingus.
from Italy - A fitting celebration for his 70th birthday
from the US (2) - for once you finish listening to a 70-minute recording and wish there was more.
from Britain (2) - There is nothing in this staggering performance that sounds remotely dated or unadventurous.
from the US (3) - 'one of the most invigorating big band releases I've heard in quite some time.'
Fuller extracts and sources can be found on the Hoarded Dreams page at http://www jazzcontinuum.com"