Pianist Jason Lindner has been a fixture in the New York jazz scene since the mid-90s when the venerated Greenwich Village club, Smalls, became the home for a new generation of forward-thinking jazz musicians. Lindner's large ensemble performances quickly became the focal point for critics who frequently wrote about the club, and record label representatives eagerly tried to capitalize on the buzz. Lindner regularly drew sold out crowds on Monday nights at Smalls, something more established musicians could only accomplish on weekends. This earned them their Imulse records debut on Jazz Underground/Live At Smalls, which led to their full-length release on Chick Corea’s Stretch label, Premonition. Now in their 12th year, they are preparing an exciting and much anticipated double CD recorded live at the jazz Gallery.
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...one of the most impressive big bands to emerge in years...filled with declarative themes,
recurring motifs and varying temperaments that range from elegant balladry to body-rocking
grooves. - Jazz Times Magazine