www.jazz.com's Song of the Day for June 16, 2009:

Chorale

Rating: 96/100

Drummer/composer Brian Woodruff has written a beautiful piece here that seems like it could have been written in an earlier lifetime. The main theme has a striking & spare introduction via the Jacob Varmus'
cornet and the simple bass lines of Matt Clohesy. Woodruff adds another layer by then bringing in trombone. This duet lineup absolutely shines. Ah, but then we take a slight detour into jazzland as Woodruff
begins to paint out the rhythm on his kit as guitarist Nate Radley takes an expansive solo. The horns, now aided by Lisa Parrott's alto, come in on the next chorus. It's an emotional moment, one that's repeated
with even more intensity at the end when it's the horns that are left alone to make the final statement. Somehow, 'beautiful' doesn't quite describe it.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

Featured as Jazz.com’s Song of the day for June 16th, 2009