“[in] his debut as a leader, he shows mastery of the hardbop idiom as composer, soloist and bandleader…if this particular band plays near you, you should try to catch it; fans of the idiom won’t be disappointed.”
—Mark Gilbert (Jazz Journal, full review available here)


“Without mimicry, Banks reimagines the indomitable spirit of such masters as Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons, Horace Silver and their peers.”
—Jack Bowers (All About Jazz, full review available here)


“…a marvellous collection of jazz compositions.”
—Keith Ames (The Musician, full review available here)