Boomkat Product Review:
A quartet made up from Roy Campbell Jr. (trumpet, pocket trumpet and flugelhorn), Mark Whitecage (alto sax, clarinet), Joe Fonda (bass) and Lou Grassi (drums, percussion), The Nu Band are far, far more interesting than their use of the spelling "Nu" would suggest. Although these pieces tend to be rather long and meandering the musicians know when to exercise self-restraint, tending to put melody and narrative before indulgent soloing. Consequently, the album feels like a well-judged compromise between musical form and all-out freedom, expertly played by musicians who clearly know their stuff. "Drawing from a long line of jazz tradition and new thought about what jazz can be, The Nu Band explore the full range of jazz as they seamlessly blend straight ahead and experimental jazz. A rewarding listen from start to finish that reveals the true talents of these experienced musicians."