Reuben's lines burn with intensity and his fire and creative ideas seem inexhaustible, Jazz Review
A most impressive debut. Downtown Music Gallery
Thomas R. Erdmann, Jazz Review
New York based guitarist Thomas Reuben formed his free jazz quartet in 2006 following 20 years as a teacher and freelance guitarist working with various touring bands. Joining Reuben on this, his debut recording as a leader and producer, are drummer Marc Edwards, bassist Francois Grillot and flutist - saxophonist Diego Manuschevich. It’s important to note Reuben’s lineage in the free jazz realm comes from studies of artist pioneers like Cecil Taylor.
As an ensemble working in free jazz, perhaps the most difficult arena due to its highly interactive nature, Reuben’s group is actually pretty good...
Gibson 333 guitar, Fender Amplifier, no outboard effects.