“Grand, elegant, even somber in some . . . It all comes together here. It’s kind of perfect.”
"We are also joined by Glenn White . . . for what was one of the finest moments we've had as band."
"Time in Transit operate with a slick smoothness; these songs are shockingly accessible, decorated with enough melodic hooks to reel in the unenlightened."
"There is a ceaseless forward motion and approachability to White's music that, for me, characterizes the best jazz of any age."
"A sophisticated mix of probing and intriguing original compositions. White has a strong and robust sound, and the writing mixes well structure and freedom."
"White plays with warm, intense soul."
"A bit wild and zealous through the improvisations, Glenn White’s album, Sacred Machines shows unconformity and sheer sleekness in its melodic lines. His ensemble takes chances but also keeps their melodic proportions palatable. New York-based White creates contemporary jazz textures steep in tradition and post-bop freedom. You can hear the evolution of jazz in White’s compositions as he applies a modern approach to archetypal jazz idioms."
"Glenn White updates the smooth yet compositionally exquisite strain of postbop that artists such as Wayne Shorter pioneered in the ’60s."
"Soulful and rich . . . commanding presence . . . the ethos here is definitely one of interactional musicianship amid strong compositions."
"With this release, White proves himself worthy."
"White is as accomplished a composer and band leader as saxophonist . . . The band, Sacred Machines – apparently a working unit – is a marvel. If Glenn White can keep producing discs of this quality, he is assured a long and productive career in the world of jazz."
"White looms as a witty improviser during the totality of his likeable arrangements, often sparked by his full-bodied tenor sax phrasings. In effect, he’s a very rhythmic soloist who darts and weaves in between these pulsating and often-sinewy jaunts."
"White refuses to be rushed or crowded, preferring settings that let his full tone breathe fully. There's little urgency or conflict here, but no narcotic effects, either. White's unison passages and contrapuntal dances with Baum, as on the Bach-like 'Wish,' dilate the cranium like coffee."
"Heavy with emotion . . . the music has great power."
"This is credible and interesting music."
"You can tell right away this is a highly creative cat with an ear for exploration."
"White freely admits being influenced by all sorts of things from Coltrane to the Cure. Certainly, he's got the talent to bring these two worlds of music together."
"I've just got one thing to say – Glenn White, you rock!"
"The saxophone looks like it is an extension of his hands, easily connecting to mouth, mind and body. His is a thoughtful, remarkable style."
"It's clear that his playing stems from a deeper understanding."
"A brilliant gem . . . tremendous chops on tenor saxophone as well as his prolific talents in jazz composition . . . Glenn White's music and band [are] at the level of playing that they could stand their own ground with world-class jazz artists."
"White is a talented and original player."
"White is an accomplished, versatile tenor saxophonist."