Release Date: August 1, 2018
Label: Planet Arts Records
"It immediately puts one in mind of the "jazz-rock" of the early 1970s, a genre that connected the dots between Miles Davis and Steely Dan—no surprise, given the presence here of Davis bandmate Jack DeJohnette and Dan pianist Warren Bernhardt. To call it "fusion" is to diminish the deep roots the music and players have planted in bop, funk, and Latin music. But it sure does rock, too." Read the full review here.
"It's hard not to admire Petito's free improvisations, and the subtlety and sensitivity of his partner [Jack DeJohnette on drums], instantly responding to every movement of Scott and, in turn, imperiously captivating his playing on the drums." Read the full Russian review here.
"Thanks to their amazing creativity the talented multi-instrumentalist has written and arranged a collection of nine original compositions mixing modern jazz, R & B, funk and South American styles." Read the full Italian review here.
"The ten pieces, nine originals by the leader plus the Bley cover, are first and foremost ensemble performances, though they also include many opportunities for individual players to shine." Read the full review here.
LONDON JAZZ NEWS
"...the album is not just a conduit for bass brilliance. Instead, Petito has brought together these world-class musicians for a really creative project." Read the full review here.
MICHAEL J. WEST
"While the chops are indeed fearsome, however, the album turns out surprisingly tight, thanks in no small part to Petito's writing." Read the full review here.
"The progressive vibe of fusion never sounded better as bassist/producer Scott Petito brings together a set of all stars for ten swinging beauties." Read the full review here.