Reviews of Many Altered Returns

"This is a stimulating slab of prickly composition and guided improvisation. Gill and his partners have a great feel for each other..."

All About Jazz

"From the very first note of the album the listener is immersed in the band’s unique creative conception… the group most often acts as a single expressive unit, each member improvising and responsively co-inspiring…

Loudmouth (The Music Trust)

“One of the most interesting features of Many Altered Returns is the cohabitation of composition and improvisation. The two worlds can sometimes be at odds with one another, but, here, they complete each other and work in a sort of supernatural synergy.”

Can This Even Be Called Music


“These six dense narrations rely heavily on atmosphere, championing ambiguity as the quartet probes labyrinthine paths… Gill [frees] up unorthodox phrases packed with Dolphy-esque intervals. He explores outside conventional bounds…”

Jazz Trail

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