Down Beat (p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The quintet here is pure class: bassist Ben Allison with his composer's restraint and lovely timing...and pianist Frank Kimbrough contributing signature elements, like the raindrop piano splashes on the title cut.."
JazzTimes (p.106) - "These nine original pieces have a straightforward approach, to which Nash adds some harmonic concepts that exude a unique combination of warmth and intrigue."
Ted Nash: Ted Nash; Frank Kimbrough, Matt Wilson , Ben Allison.
Ted Nash returns to modern mainstream jazz on this mostly straight-ahead quintet set, In the Loop. Nash's originals include brooding ballads à la Wayne Shorter, hints of New Orleans parade rhythms, some hard bop and freer playing, none of it sounding particularly derivative. Nash and the enthusiastic Marcus Printup make for a colorful front line, with Frank Kimbrough, Ben Allison, and Matt Wilson being a solid and flexible rhythm section. The diverse compositions and consistently strong playing make this a set well-worth exploring. ~ Scott Yanow