The music of this band is a unique and joyous thing to hear. Having lived and played for over 30 years with a band (Oregon) that also finds new approaches to composition and improvisation while keeping a healthy respect for tradition, this CD reaffirms my faith in the musical possibilities that can be reached by a group of dedicated and extremely talented musicians.
Katania Quintet not only has the inspiration to write and perform this vast variety of music, but also has the virtuosity to make it sound effortless. The music has wit, depth, and a display of imagination that is rarely heard in the world of improvisation.
I hope that this band will be heard by the wide audience it deserves, for our ears also deserve to hear this special music.
RALPH TOWNER, guitarist (USA)