Melodicism and freedom don’t often go hand in
hand, but guitarist Garrison Fewell is carving out a niche for himself
where such a pairing seems inevitable.
—John Sharpe, AllAboutJazz-New York
Good band balance, nice themes (not all Fewell’s; Hofbauer,
Campbell and Swell contribute; John Tchicai too), fine production...Sound
Particle 47 could become addictive.
—François Couture, Monsieur Délire
Garrison Fewell's second album with his tumultuous gang of horn-blowers
and noisemakers is a jubilant cacophony that compromises absolutely
—John Garratt, PopMatters.com
This is advanced ensemble improvisation that begins where Mingus's
larger ensemble works leave off and takes the music to further outposts
and way stations in the realm of new sounds. Sound Particle
47 brings to you an uncompromising look at what thoughtful
compositions and intelligent improvisation can do when built up
by a very talent group of musicians. This is a first-rate performance
of cuttingly acute music. Definitely recommended for an excellent
example of what is gong on right now.
—Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Guitar and Bass
It’s a formidable ensemble essaying memorable contributions
with unusual formal structures that keep the improvisers on their
toes...a complete program that holds together like a suite.
—Robert Iannapollo, Signal to Noise