yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 02/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...a meeting of masters including bassist Ron Carter and rhythm man Ralph Mc Donald where the group goes for The Mellow rather than The Upbeat and Muscular. Which is ok by me. It has a rendition of the classic Burrell piece "Soulero" and a moody late night drive thru the naked city tune, "Asphalt Canyon Drive" that are simply stupendous. A GWjr penned "Sails of your
Soul" flies. Overall, a great and pleasing find for smooth jazz aficionados who want a little traditional in their mix and vice-versa."
Two giants that blend well together
Anders Jonasson | Bankeryd Sweden | 05/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have the version where there is only 8 tracks. Anyway,it is a pity that those 2 guys never made more than one recording together,the groove they create is , swinging,relaxed and it "blows your blues away" I am very fond of Jack de Johnettes playing somewhat similar to Elvin Jones in that"light touch" he has but less cymbals than Jones.Burrells comping is outstanding,so is his chord soloing, his single lines are very nice and sweet although at some times somewhat "stiff". Mr Magic plays his Tenor and Soprano like he has been a permanent member of the band for ages, I is hard to digest that Grover been gone for 1,5 years already, I miss your playing badly, man."