Down Beat - 6/93, p.404 Stars
- Very Good - "...Daniels gives skeptics a run for their money, letting loose [on saxophone] with a burly, edgy sound that carries on the broad-shouldered tradition of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane..."
JazzTimes - 8/93, p.65
"...[Eddie Daniels] plays tenor sax here with the same lyricism, passion, energy and tenderness as he plays clarinet on numerous recordings..."
Personnel: Eddie Daniels (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Alan Pasqua (piano, synthesizer); Mike Formanek (bass); Peter Erskine (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Eddie Daniels and Alan Pasqua.
Personnel: Eddie Daniels (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Alan Pasqua (piano, synthesizer); Peter Erskine (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Darren Mora; Bernie Kirsh.
Liner Note Authors: Eddie Daniels; Alan Pasqua.
Recording information: Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Carl Studna.
After a decade of exclusively playing clarinet (and establishing himself as one of the greats), Eddie Daniels began doubling on tenor again on this recording. Switching between his two axes, Daniels sounds in top form on some diverse but consistently rewarding originals and a few standards ("I Hear a Rhapsody," "Weaver of Dreams," "I Fall in Love Too Easily" and an exciting version of Bill Evans's "Five"). Joined by pianist Alan Pasqua, bassist Mike Formanek and drummer Peter Erskine, Eddie Daniels really digs into these tunes and both his virtuosity and his inventive improvisations are quite impressive. ~ Scott Yanow