John Cocuzzi is a versatile, talented multi-instrumentalist jazz musician who,
with some other very talented musicians, stretches out for an entertaining 60-
minutes-plus of solid, straight-ahead jazz music on this very good album,
Swingin' and Burnin'.
— DAVE NATHAN, All About Jazz
John Cocuzzi has got to be the swingingest young vibes player in the country.
Besides having a marvelous ear for harmony, John has fire, enthusiasm, and
speed with the mallets. He also plays fine piano.
— STEVE JORDAN, guitarist, from his book Rhythm Man: 50 Years in Jazz
Vaché and Cocuzzi make for an exciting front line.
— ALISON KERR, Scotland on Sunday
Pianist/vibist John Cocuzzi and drummer Alan Dale believe in yesterday and play
like there's no tomorrow.
— WASHINGTON POST, August 20, 1993
Cocuzzi plays a Forties-era Deagan vibraphone made of steel bars (rather than
the lighter aluminum models that followed), and the thing rings and glows like
nothing we've heard on record.
— FRED KAPLAN, The Absolute Sound
John Cocuzzi really swings!
— ERIC BRACE, Washington Post
This was our first exposure to JOHN COCUZZI, and he really knocked [us] out