“the whole ensemble is on fire”


“‘Bliss’ […] ability to bring out the very best in his ensemble makes the performances on this album just as timeless as the music that’s preserved on it.”


“Bliss is capable of swinging mightily and adapting his formidable technique to the task at hand.”

The Jazz Times

“The Julian Bliss Septet and A Tribute To Benny Goodman celebrates not only the virtuoso pioneer of American swing music but captures the vibrant joy of a simple unadorned melody played with feeling and conviction.”

Critical Jazz

“even the word superb belies the true talent and sheer joy these men possess”

The DM Online

“Benny Goodman would be proud.”

The Arbuturian