“The sensory alert is triggered as soon as the first bursts are fired. It warns of the right record. After a few seconds: confirmation. The depth of Marc Copland’s piano, which sprinkles the album with striking chords, elevates Michel El Malem’s compositions to a higher form.

The leader’s technically impressive tenor and soprano saxophone playing blends in with that of the band.

Mastery on all levels therefore.

On the counterpoint mode, let us note the high-level performance of guitarist Michael Felberbaum”.

Bruno Pfeiffer

Source: So Jazz – December 2011