"Strickland inventively ties together the many historical and cultural traditions from Africa to contemporary America. In the process, he runs the gamut from chaotic to calm in this intriguing piece."

- Jim Hynes (Glide Magazine) ›

"Thus liberated from labels, the American saxophonist is here inspired to ditch genre for genealogy, exploring the music of the African diaspora from Afrobeat to funk. He shows how closely related are the many types of black music by taking a soul-jazz quartet and building an array of sounds around it."

- Chris Pearson (The Times) ›