Entertainment Weekly - 5/8/92, p.58
"...the music is astonishingly alive, robust, and brilliantly expressive; it ranks near the top of his accomplishments...This is one of those records you'd take to a desert island..." - Rating: A+
Down Beat - 6/92, p.424 Stars
- Very Good - "...It may not be the greatest Getz on disc, but it's likely the last. And it's as much a statement about courage, and perseverance, and creativity defining a life, as it is a musical experience..."
"[A] superb listening experience....They needed each other, and jazz needs more such symbiotic relationships between writers and players."
Village Voice (2/2/93, p.78) - "...The radiant tenor's last recordings are among his most provocative and moving, but the main reason these duets are instant classics is the uncanny level of dialogue between Getz and Barron, who at times makes the piano thunder with romance..."
Jazziz - Dec.-Jan./92, p.94
Picked by critic Leonard Feather as one of the 10 best jazz albums of 1992.
Based in the smooth, translucent sound of Lester Young, Stan Getz's musical style is shiny and emotional, smooth yet vibrant. He died in 1991, and three months before that, recorded PEOPLE TIME, a duo set with piano-master Kenny Barron. Together, Getz and Barron wring these standard tunes for all they're worth, and the result is simply gorgeous.