I really enjoy the album. Dem's Da Breaks stands out in today's myriad of releases because it has a quality to it that is imperative in any genre of music and especially Jazz...it swings, and that's the bottom line. All tracks are air friendly and playable with a happy ending. I love when that happens! Keep making music, Michael!
- DON GORDON, KIPO-FM 89.3, Oahu, HI
Wonderful different arrangement of the standards, plus some Gene Harris-like blues and swinging bossas.
- JOE ROTHMAN, West Coast Jazz Party, Los Angeles, CA
Michael B swings like mad!
- HELEN BORGERS, KJAZZ (KKJZ-FM 88.1), Los Angeles, CA
There are a lot of jazz pianists out there these days, but here's one who has studied the masters, incorporated those influences into his own personal approach, and wraps it all (on Dem's Da Breaks) with a mighty fine ensemble.
- JIM SANTELLA, All About Jazz
Michael has captured the spirit of the music and artists who influenced him in his new CD, Dem's Da Breaks. He is an exquisite pianist with an obvious love of the music