JazzTimes - 12/99, p.168
"...emits a fervor that fondly recalls his Berkeley days in the gospel church with his mother, speaking in tongues indeed....One is immediately struck by the obvious kinship of Murray and Ms.Bass, and the authenticity with which this material is delivered."
Personnel includes: David Murray (tenor saxophone); Fontella Bass (vocals); Hugh Ragin (trumpet); Jimane Nelson (keyboards).
Personnel: David Murray (vocals, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Fontella Bass (vocals); Stanley Franks (guitar); Hugh Ragin (trumpet); Jimane Nelson (piano, organ, synthesizer); Ranzell Merritt (drums).
Audio Mixers: Jason Standard; Ian Terry.
Liner Note Author: Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones.
Recording information: Studio Forber, Paris, France (12/05/1997).
Photographer: Jim West.
Translator: Agnes Jacob.
Unknown Contributor Role: David Murray.
Speaking in Tongues features more intuitive, forward-thinking work from this challenging saxophonist and his band. ~ Heather Phares