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Terry Gordon Quintet / Press

“This group’s strengths are many, from the proven writing skills of Gordon and saxophonist Eric Walentowicz, to the always-fiery approach of guitarist Michael-Louis Smith.”

"A deft blend of straight-ahead jazz with blues, ballads, samba and funk."

Nippertown, Albany, N.Y.

"high marks for the extent to which they 'pushed the boundaries' of traditional forms and styles...in a live set this variety would certainly get noticed; something for everyone."

Cadence Magazine

"a great date filled with solid performances and inspired compositions."

Albany Jazz

"The rhythm section...cook(s) at just the right temperature to serve this disc up nearly perfectly."


"bright, crisp, excitingly creative tunes."

Observer-Dispatch, Utica, N.Y.

"A fine disc of nine new jazz compositions...reflect(ing) a blend of tradition and innovation."

International Trumpet Guild Journal

"marvelous fluegelhorn...top notch players."

Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

"From turbulent progressive tunes to flawless traditional-style material, their blend of chaos and clarity is remarkable...an extraordinary group."

Metroland, Albany, N.Y.

"their ensemble is tight and intuitive, their soloing bright and confident."

All About Jazz