Miscellaneous Short Quotes and Reviews
by VARIOUS AUTHORS
[ Review of the Phil Woods Groovin' To Marty Paich CD ] "Groovin' to Marty Paich finds Woods and the 12-piece Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra revisiting Paich's arrangements for the 1959 album Art pepper + Eleven plus four other Piach charts. Pianist Christian Jacob directs the band, and it's exhilarating to hear Woods-with only an hour or so of rehearsal- ingeniously bop and quote his way through the original scores. Paich wrote with linear momentum, harmonic clarity and a knack for integrating soloist and ensemle. His scores on hardcore bebop standards such as "Groovin' High," "Round Midmight," "Donna Lee," and "Anthropology" are Woods mettle. Drummer Paul Kreibich also impresses with his Mel Lewis-like touch and sound (Lewis was the drummer on the Pepper album). Another winner."
- Owen Cordie, Jazz Times, May 2005
[ Review of the Ann Domnerous Dompan CD (Fresh Sound FSR 5032) ] "Kreibich is an unusual percussionist with a great cymbal technique and he keeps the energy flowing like electricity. It would be hard to play badly in front of him."
- Brian Morton, Jazz Review (London), Jan. 2002