George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

Liquid toned guitarist Alex Wintz puts together a strong and swinging album on this recent release. With a rotating team of Jimmy McBride/dr and Lucas PIno/ts, Victor Gould/p, Ben Williams-Dave Baron/b, Wintz shows a talent for dynamics and clarity on bopping pieces like his own “Action/Reaction” and some nimble finger work as he opens on “Seeing Distance.” He gives a dash of Wes Montgomery wile teaming with Baron on “Sweet and Lovely” and is hauntingly patient on a lyrical “I Don’t Stand A Ghost of A Chance With Yo.” MacBride rides the wagon train with his cymbals as Pino lets loose on his thick tenor on the pulsating “Life Cycle” and is crisp with the tenor saxist on”Taking Sides.” Wintz stretches out with some interesting guitar effects and textures on “The Low Country” while showing the indie side of music on the closing “”Locust Avenue.” Lots of impressive sounds and grooves here.

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