Sex Mob is a band of the now: post-modern waltzes mutating into dub-echoed free jazz. Sex Mob is social music: a rollicking midnight set with clatter and drinks and a band. Sex Mob is a happy contradiction: an experimental jazz outfit whose music has slid readily into the mainstream via Saturday Night Live, MTV, and National Public Radio.
Dime Grind Palace is a house of deeply lasting pleasures: underground trombone legend Roswell Rudd bellowing and blowing over sweetly surprising changes. Dime Grind Palace is a house of sudden revelry: an accessible groove-etched hootenanny of frayed squawks and squeals.
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It doesn't get earthier than Sexmob...What matters is the fact that it catches the spirit, that infectious yet elusive Sexmob vibe. –Jazz Times
This new project makes for a copacetic counterpart to the group's latest album, Sex Mob Plays Fellini... –Wall Street Journal
Sexmob has been straddling the lines between genres for 17 years by incorporating popular tunes into instrumental jazz, and putting the emphasis on beats that move feet. Drummer Kenny Wollesen's funk rhythms, particularly of the New Orleans variety, create a party atmosphere, and Bernstein's visually striking slide trumpet doesn't hurt the hedonistic vibe that Sexmob conveys. –OregonLive.com
[That spirit] – one of wailing, riotous abandon mixed with eccentric song choices, high musicianship and healthy doses of funky downtown grit – is on ample display on the group's first live recording, Meets Medeski... –All About Jazz
The band Sexmob specializes in a distinct strain of deconstructionist improvised music: jazz that aims at fun by bouncing off the walls. –NPR Music
...Steven Bernstein's Sexmob have given themselves one task: to make modern jazz fun. –Popmatters
...Sexmob, the pugnacious four-piece effectively led by the trumpeter Steven Bernstein... –The New York Times