"Love the record, one of the best of this year!"
Cerys Matthews, BBC 6Music
"I like everything the Colman Brothers do!"
Gilles Peterson, BBC 6Music
"Still one of the best UK jazz albums this year."
Peter Young, Jazz FM
"I’ve been familiar with the Colman Brothers since their excellent El Nino 45 from a year or so back, so I was delighted to receive this, their debut album. It doesn’t disappoint. The style is mainly live musicians playing over sampled grooves – in this case, mainly 60’s Bossa & Samba, and it works well. I’d gotten bored of that much-copied recent fashion of the Italian Jazz Latin Quartet with club beats under it – type Jazz Dance, but this sounds very fresh indeed. The samples have been used intelligently and the playing is fantastic. I’m sure this is going to do very well, and at least on the dancefloors of the more intelligent left-field clubs."
Snowboy, Blues & Soul Magazine
"Jazz trumpeter Andrew and trombonist brother Mat (guest vocalist Sara is their sister) head a tightly-grooving, hi-energy ensemble drawing from old soul jazz, Nicola Conte style Brazilian, exotic latin and loungey 60's crime jazz."
Jazzwise Magazine, Jazzwise Magazine
"The Colman Brothers consist of brothers Mat [trombone] and Andrew [trumpet]. This, their debut recorded for the Wah Wah label, is a delightful selection of Latin Jazz. From the engaging opener Mr DG, which is a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, this self-titled set hits a high tempo and a higher standard. The shuffling bossa is a gorgeous shifting groove with flute, trombone and trumpet lead.Another Brother ups the tempo further and has an Italian jazz dance feel. Sem Amor is a gloriously robust jazz dancer, replete with female vocal. The jazzy The Chief is built on a heavy acoustic bass and haunting horn line. Talking of which, the horn line from She Who Dares is the stuff that movie themes are made of, whereas El Nino has a quirky charm about it that is intoxicating. Throughout the playing is exquisite and the music tuneful, and the grooves are of the highest order. (Album of the Month)"
Echoes Magazine, Echoes Magazine
"Great vibes and deep jazz sounds. A very happening group and a beautiful album."
Nicola Conte, Universal Jazz
"This is hot and original jazz dance stuff which is getting rarer and rarer these days. Big up Wah Wah 45s for keeping it up! Mr. DG is a killer. The whole album sounds great!"
Michael Ruetten, Compost Records
"I was waiting so long on this debut album that i can tell you!"
DJ Niksa, Radio Eurostar, Croatia
"Enjoyed this from start to finish, incredible jazz album and already one of the albums of the year as far as I'm concerned."
King Tee, 2FM, Ireland