EJAZZ NEWS, Blanco
A riveting big band sound with gusto, the music roars out of the box with force and in brassy fashion. Containing a modern sound with a sprinkle of samba, salsa, a touch of the waltz and pleasant ballads, BEJO delivers a remarkable high octane performance laying down some terrific jazz.
PACIFIC COAST JAZZ
Here is a nearly flawless recording from someone likely unknown by most jazz fans. ... superb in all capacities, and leads a dektette, or “small’’ big band comprising five horns and five rhythm. They are, indeed, a lean, mean machine and make a good case for slimmed-down big bands, sounding like a large ensemble, as well as a combo.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
The ensemble is cohesive throughout, while the charts are inlaid with persuasive solos by Eskovitz (on tenor or soprano sax)... In other words, the tentet sounds like a big band, and Eskovitz’ tasteful charts assure a pleasurable listening experience. Explicitly recommended.
The powerful tenor saxophone of Bruce Eskovitz commands this ten man band and leaves nothing left unsaid in this musical endeavor.
his is a remarkable soliloquy by the leader. I could say it gets no better..So I will. The arrangement and section work is astounding.