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The combination of the two tenors is extraordinary....The Music is spirited and passionate throughout
— Downbeat Magazine
They embrace a buoyancy and airiness that most contemporary saxophonists avoid in favor of something heavier and more fiery; together they evoke Lennie Tristano acolytes Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz - in their timbre, in their elegant unison lines, and in the way they solo together, braiding improvised lines that effortlessly shimmer and float.
— Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
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Florida critic, radio host, and creator of Musicfestnews.com Scott Hopkins reviews "Mandala" in detail, covering track-to-track analysis, cover art commentary, and more.

For the full review, visit musicfestnews.com 

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I cannot overstate the magnificence of the hour of music they provided
— Scott Hopkins, Music Fest News

For Scott Hopkins' full review of the performance, visit Musicfestnews.com

 
 Downbeat Magazine's editor's pick, August 2017.

Downbeat Magazine's editor's pick, August 2017.

 
 
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE ALBUMS I’VE HEARD IN A LOT OF YEARS. THE MUSIC IS AT THE SAME TIME WONDERFULLY FRESH AND YET COULD EASILY HAVE BEEN RECORDED 60 YEARS AGO.

”THERE ARE HINTS AND NOTES OF PHAROAH SANDERS AND CHARLES LLOYD.”

”STUNNING.
— Scott Hopkins, Musicfestnews.com
 
Mandala is one of those post-bop albums that executes everything it needs to well, not only because Black and Diamond are great composers, but also because they can lead this quartet of excellent players well. It’s an efficient album that will consistently please.
— - Anthony Dean- Harris, NextBop

Read the full NextBop review here.

 
 Jazz Gram magazine's may 2015 profile.

Jazz Gram magazine's may 2015 profile.