"From Salvation Army hymnody to Aylerian ecstasy…one of this year’s outstanding new discs, providing more food for thought and pure enjoyment than just about anything I’ve heard lately. Check it out.”
—Nate Dorward, Cadence Magazine
"On its way-cool new Respect In You, Respect takes the listener on a trip, but the map’s on fire — and so is the band. It’s hard bop. It swings. It challenges and instigates. It delightfully confounds. This is world-class American jazz at its finest and freest. It’s pure truth. Respect the truth."
—Frank DeBlase, City Newspaper
"Any one of these tracks could work in a commercial jazz radio format, because they swing hard in the tradition, but they’re always willing to other planes at any moment. It’s not music that is trying to be experimental, it just goes off… Highly recommended."
—David Dacks, Exclaim!
Recorded live on May 29, 2004 at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, Rochester, NY
Josh Rutner: Bb tenor saxophone, transistor radio, metal bowls, guiro, toys; Eli Asher: Bb trumpet, clave, metal bowls; James Hirschfeld: C trombone, transistor radio, metal bowls, toys, mastering; Red Wierenga: C acoustic piano, accordion, percussion, recording, mastering; Matt Clohesy: C acoustic double bass; Ted Poor: C drums and cymbals, percussion; Paul Miller: artwork
Chicago sax luminary Greg Ward develops the dual-guitar frontline of his backing Rogue Parade quintet as an avatar for singular strength on this zesty collection of jazz-rock fusion songs. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 10, 2019