#4 on NY Times Best CDs of 2000 “A major new force in Jazz” – CMJ “The Hombres take their rightful place among the top tier of modern Cuban-influenced combos”. 4 stars.- Downbeat OffBEAT Magazine winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Latin Album
An All-Star Roster of Basin Street Records Recording Artists gathered together for an outstanding night of music at the Little Gem Saloon. Featuring: Jason Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Dr. Michael White, and Davell Crawford.
“This is simply an outstanding, kick-ass jazz album by any standard, a collection of brilliant arrangements and musicianship by a modern jazz quartet that not only hangs together, but seeks new adventures in a free-form, yet cohesive manner.” – The Toledo Blade
From the youngest member of the musical family named NEA Jazz Masters, the debut CD of Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. Jason is recognized as a leader on Vibes by Downbeat Magazine’s critics and readers. Street date: 2/19/13.