Exceptional…entraps your senses and focus throughout the entire statement. An artistic triumph and should be award-bound.” — Dr. Herb Wong, Jazz Educators Journal

Arkadia artist Benny Golson, tenor sax/composer
Billy Golson – tenor sax

***** Five Stars. “The variety of performers produces a range of approaches. This is an album that will leave you humming- and respecting Coltrane” — Bob Karlovits, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Plenty of fine discs have honored Duke this year, and this eclectic album ranks among the best.

Bob Young, Boston Herald

“This recording contains moments of genuine inspiration, plus a high level of artistry and craftsmanship. Mission accomplished, artfully.” — Owen Cordle, JazzTimes


“Zesty, delightful, inventive-yet-accessible recordings, it should well start walking the respected path of independent and mainstream labels. — Al Lubrejewski, Jazzerie Notes

A superb tribute…without trying to emulate the Coltrane sound…the result is vibrant and fresh.”

Jared Rutter, Players


“…there is no sign of age in any of the timeless themes, certainly not in this interpretation.”

Ray Redmond, Jazz USA


Arkadia artist Joanne Brackeen, jazz pianist
Joanne Brackeen – piano

“Thank You, Joe!” provides vibrant insight into Henderson’s classic compositions, with passionate performances that pay homage” — Steve Graybow, Billboard Magazine

“The tunes are well-chosen, and include some oft-recorded gems. A warm-hearted and well-conceived tribute…” — Dave Wayne, Jazz Weekly

“…A most savory and consumer-friendly clutch of fresh recordings…a top-of-the-ladder cast….rewarding jazz without compromise.” — Dr. Herb Wong, Jazz Educators Journal

“…very moving, emotionally poignant…This is a beautiful album.” (The Stars of Jazz, Vol 1)

Jeanette Housner, Victory Review


“4 stars…The “New Thing” really swings on this collection…free jazz performed with grace and melody…Swift and stunning performances.” — OUTSIGHT


“….unique jazz collections for the jazz novice. These collections aren’t the usual retrospective of jazz’s past Dukes, Counts and Princes.” — Jazz Times, January


“… beautifully performed recording… exactly what it’s supposed to be: an enjoyable collection of acoustic mood music.” — Alex Henderson, All Music Guide


“(Randy Brecker) shows his ever-growing strength as a mainstream jazz trumpeter. Brookmeyer’s trombone has a deep richness and crispness.” — Bob Karlovits, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Arkadia artist Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz pianist
Dr. Billy Taylor – piano

“…really evokes the Mulligan sound, and everyone is in top form. It’d be hard to let this album go.

Jack Aldrich, Victory Music Review

“…superb…draws on Gerry’s wide repertoire. An album of music as contemporary now as it was then.”

Jeffrey Sackman, The Gerry Mulligan Newsletter