Entertainment Weekly - 2/9/01, p.79
"Savor the delicate machinations....a set rich with subtleties....Allison makes his piano sound almost like a harpsichord..." - Rating: B+
Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel: Ben Allison (bass); Ted Nash (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet); Michael Blake (soprano & tenor saxophones); Ron Horton (trumpet, flugelhorn); Tomas Ulrich (cello); Frank Kimbrough (piano); Jeff Ballard (drums).
Producers: Ben Allison, Jazz Composers Collective.
Recorded at Sorcerer Studios, New York, New York on May 27 & 28, 2000. Includes liner notes by Ben Allison.
Personnel: Tomas Ulrich (cello); Ted Nash (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Michael Blake (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ron Horton (trumpet, flugelhorn); Frank Kimbrough (piano, prepared piano); Jeff Ballard (drums).
Audio Mixers: David Baker ; Ben Allison.
Liner Note Author: Ben Allison.
Recording information: Sorcerer Studios, New York, NY (05/27/2000/05/28/2000).
Illustrator: Joe DiMaggio.
Bassist Ben Allison's band Medicine Wheel consists of some of the very best jazz players in the New York City scene, musicians who are grounded in jazz's traditions but are always looking towards the future. Drawing upon the influences of folk and classical music along with many eras of jazz history, RIDE THE NUCLEAR TIGER is both compelling and thoughtful cutting-edge music.