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  • Summary: On the latest release for the quartet led by Branford Marsalis includes new drummer Justin Faulkner with returning members, pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis.
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  1. Aug 9, 2012
    80
    A tight set of well-slung tunes that show the elements of a classic quartet outing in nice balance.
  2. Aug 9, 2012
    80
    It's often observed that this fine saxophonist's studio recordings rarely catch his live-show fire.There's a relaxation about this one, however that comes very close.
  3. 80
    The album is a knockout: hard nosed and hyperacute, tradition minded but modern, defined by the high-wire grace of his working band.
  4. Aug 9, 2012
    70
    Rather than offer anything new, they instead focus on re-introducing the band as a creative unit whose capacity for musical excellence is undiminished.
  5. Aug 29, 2012
    60
    Where some of their peers have explored the stranger outreaches of afro-tech-jazz, or shown us just how darned dialectically integrated jazz and hip-hop are, Branford Marsalis and his crew have firmly entrenched themselves in a past long gone.
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