Comet’s Tail

Reviews of “The Comet’s Tail”

“. . . .larger than life versions . . . . . spectacularly expanded and explosively played . . . . . . .fabulously tailored and opulent far beyond anything that might be construed as conventional.  A truly outstanding recording and a collection of works deserving of universal attention”….more

All Music Guide, Michael G. Nastos, Oct. 2009

“ . . . riotous and joyous. While the individual solos are quite impressive, it is the ensemble playing and spirit of the full ensemble that really stands out”….more

JazzTimes, Scott Yanow, Oct. 2009


“Excellent throughout . .. . . .. Owen’s rapturous setting of “How Long ‘Til the Sun,“ rendered with the bold luster of an island sunset”….more

Downbeat Magazine, Jan. 2010


“. . . . . high octane writing. Comet’s tail truly captures Michael Brecker’s genius”….more

All About Jazz, Larry Taylor, Oct. 2009


“The band is sensational. Their playing is cohesive, energetic, and absolutely in sync”….more

Saxophone Journal, Jan./Feb. 2010


“. . . inspired playing all around . . . . a memorable gem”….more

Jazziz, Aug. 2009


“Sensational! Who knew Brecker compositions like “Slings and Arrows” and, especially, “Itsbynne Reel” could be turned into orchestral pieces with this much artful wallop? One of the year’s great jazz discs”.

The Buffalo News, Jeff Simon, Sept. 2009


“ . . .a stunning tribute to late saxophone great Michael Brecker”….more

Scribe Life, Dec. 2009


“ . . .an adventurous and rousing send off for a man who left the jazz world much too early”….more, Greg Barbrick, Aug. 2009


“ A soaring tribute to the compositions of Michael Brecker”….more

Indianapolis Star, Jay Harvey, Aug. 2009