"Uncanny lyricism and grace... modern harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary is very advanced... compositions combine delicious intricate detail... I love Jihi." -– Blaine Fallis, Modernjazz.com

"Doug Hall's Quartet swings in the manner of the Coltrane quartet... plays with expert ease." -– David Lewis, Cadence

"Hall shines as a pianist/composer who has quite a bit to say. Hall makes every note count and seems intent on illuminating the compositional frameworks and melodic underpinnings! Simply stated, Hall offers the best of both worlds thanks to his shrewd compositional pen and penchant for injecting off-kilter yet largely memorable hooks into his works. Fervently recommended." -– Glenn Astarita ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM http://www.allaboutjazz.com/reviews/r0202_121.htm

"These guys swing like hell. Musical ability is high on the list here. When our kids were nine we were still sucking their bits of Lego into our vacuum cleaner, while Hall was debuting with the Dallas Symphony at that age. Kolker's solos are considered, perfectly logical, and beautifully swinging extensions of a melody line. When Hall takes over, his runs are fluent and executed with a glorious touch and subsequent tone. I occasionally hear an extremely updated (dare we say it?), improved, although pianistically muted, postbop version, of some of the Red Garland sessions with Coltrane - with Kolker offering a less muscular take on Trane. It is very good Jazz, indeed!" -– Lawrence Brazier, Jazz Now

 



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