"A nice point of comparison, though one not often made, is with Charles Mingus: these suites integrate composition and improvisation, and mix genres, in a far more cohesive way than on later releases."
"A very different side of Shepp, this release finds him on tenor and soprano, performing wonderfully haunting and sparse versions of traditional tunes with Horace Parlan on piano. Subtle and exquisite."
"See my review. A good indication of Shepp's current style, though perhaps more gospel-flavoured (due to the influence of pianist Amina Claudine Myers), with a nicely dramatic 'Mama Rose' as the closer"