Down Beat (p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The older guys sound great, if ultra laid-back, wending their way dreamily through six standards..."
JazzTimes (p.64) - "These masters couldn't be better suited philosophically....Mehldau shares the group's reverence for standards and the notion that 'free' can be soft, slow, smart, subtle and sophisticated."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The quartet's set consists of six jazz standards, all beautifully rendered, benefitting from almost 300 years-worth of musical experience."
Personnel: Lee Konitz (alto saxophone); Paul Motian (drums); Brad Mehldau (piano); Charlie Haden (double bass).
Audio Mixers: James A. Farber; Manfred Eicher.
Recording information: Birdland, NY (12/2009).
Photographer: John Rogers .
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