A blend of passion, intensity, superb musicianship and an underlying political commitment as Atzmon continues to campaign against all kinds of oppression..... a man who has done so much to enhance the cultural landscape of the UK in recent years
The JazzMann ****
Atzmon's spirit and soul inhabit every one of his compositions, and his playing is truly exceptional, staking a genuine claim to being one of the finest saxophonists in contemporary jazz....This is a richly varied recording from one of the most exciting and intriguing bands in jazz; a classic in the making
Bruce Lindsay allaboutjazz.com
…this blistering, beautiful set…a fluid, hypnotic, optimistic blending of sounds from North Africa, the Arabian peninsula, John Surman and Charlie Parker, resulting in a multicultural balm of Gilad to soothe all aching souls.
Andew Male, Mojo, October 2010.
The vivacity, urgency and spontaneity of the best contemporary jazz spurs him always John Fordham, The Guardian.
Spirituality and time-bending alto-sax virtuosity
Mike Hobart Financial Times (4 stars)
Astonishing invention and virtuosity Robert Shore, Metro
Riotous mix of oompah music-hall cavortings, slurred-pitch Middle Eastern rhapsodising, luxuriously sensuous clarinet love-songs, and stormy collective blasts reminiscent of the 1960s John Coltrane quartet John Fordham, The Guardian (4 stars)