[A] passionate tour-de-force... a unique and masterful work... those influences catalyze into a superbly performed and unremittingly emotionally charged statement... searing solos [and] the memorable unity of sound that distinctive orchestras project.
...as rare an achievement as Carla Bley’s Escalator Over the Hill... [a] tour-de-force and one of the best albums of the year.
Stunning music... [that] exists in that space between Charles Mingus, Carla Bley, and Maria Schneider... easily one of the best large ensemble albums recorded in recent memory.
[Saulnier] builds a soundworld larger than life by drawing from every possible (and impossible) source of inspiration. ... [A] great source of excitement.
Music from the past, present and future is on full display here.
A provocative and powerful performance... one of the year’s best concerts