«Both of us were moved by the music you and the quartet made. The music on NUMBER 9 was a welcome surprise – spirited, smart, written and played with great care. Congratulations on a wondrous piece of work.
(…)thanks to the members of the band, who rose admirably to the multiple challenges you put before them. And, we should add, it’s thoroughly refreshing to hear music that forces players to stretch to the limit. We thank you for the pleasure you have given us, and much look forward to whatever you write next.»
-Steve Swallow and Carla Bley