Today, Drummond is one of the most called for players of his generation, sought by masters (Sonny Rollins, James Moody, Pat Metheny) and excellent peers (Javon Jackson, Christian McBride, Vincent Herring)...there's nothing ordinary about Dubai, his third Criss Cross CD; two tenors, doubling, over bass and drums (or just cymbals). Bands of drum greats come to mind - Elvin Jones' hypnotic line-weaving, Roach's taut freedom, Jack DeJohnette's chord-free openess - but Drummond carves things with his own flourish. Walt Weiskopf's fine writing, Chris Potter's versatility and Peter Washington's flexible-flyer bass make Dubai's hour fly by.
—Fred Bouchard, DownBeat
Rhythmatist Billy Drummond directs the proceedings with style and authority on Dubai, a two tenor quartet recording which more than adequately highlights Drummond's refined skills...Drummond makes masterful use of the melodic and harmonic devises at his drumstick-tips.
The elusive essence of a blowing session is captured on drummer Billy Drummond's Dubai.
—Sunday Omaha World-Herald
Drummond has valuable ideas as a leader