drives this long-lived, joyous band to heights of loose creativity and
panache seldom attained by post-bop quintets...the unit plays fresh
varied originals, with brilliant nods to Herbie Nichols and Ellington.
Linchpin drummer Bobby Ward [is] dynamic and charismatic as Roy Haynes."
-Fred Bouchard, CD Review
"...a world-class band, a marvelously cohesive group that touches all bases to produce a sound that is strictly its own."
-Chris Albertson, Stereo Review
Bobby Ward is a true living legend. Ward is part of the Boston modern
drum continuum that includes Roy Haynes, Alan Dawson, Tony Williams and
Clifford Jarvis, yet he has remained a well-kept secret. A polyrhythmic
marvel behind the traps, Ward has also begun writing lately."
-Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe
Winner-Boston Music Award (1995): Best Jazz Album on an Indie Label
Personnel: Henry Cook, s, fl; Cecil Brooks, tp; Jacques Chanier, pn; Brian McCree, bs; Bobby Ward, dms.
1.Arabesque; 2.Echoes of Nichols; 3.Prayer for Bosnia; 4.Appointment in
London; 5.Sequences of the Duke; 6.Mind's Eye; 7.Dimensional O.D.C.