Down Beat - 10/95, p.483.5 Stars
- Good/Very Good - "...The exciting moments stem from a kind of telepathic intimacy and delicacy that do indeed draw you in....some hefty jamming on the bouncy numbers, which account for about half of the tunes played....on the slower pieces...the trio has more room to experiment with sound..."
/Kevin Eubanks/Dave Holland.
Personnel: Mino Cinelu (percussion); Kevin Eubanks (acoustic guitar); Dave Holland (bass).
Personnel: Mino Cinelu (percussion, chimes); Kevin Eubanks (acoustic guitar, strings).
Recording information: Sound On Sound, N.Y.C., NY.
Photographers: Rachel Abraham; Richard Laird.
Unknown Contributor Role: Bruce Macbain.
This intriguing set features percussionist Mino Cinelu with Kevin Eubanks (on acoustic guitar) and bassist Dave Holland. They perform four Eubanks songs, three by Holland, and two from Cinelu, music that ranges from exotic sounds to light and creative funk grooves. It is quite intriguing hearing Eubanks sticking exclusively to his acoustic guitar and Cinelu adds plenty of catchy yet unpredictable rhythms. However, Holland often takes solo honors and he usually holds the group together with his authoritative and flexible sound. Very interesting music that's worth listening to closely several times. ~ Scott Yanow