“One of the top drummers and composers of his generation.”
“Anyone seeking a new contemporary jazz trio disc need look no further – this one sets the standard — displaying superb sensitivity and reinforcing the majesty of the trio format in the hands of three virtuosos, who might well comprise one of the two or three best trios at this point.”
“Phil Haynes and his No Fast Food bandmates are the kind of jazz musicians who make you realize that chopping the genre into subcategories is a pretty silly endeavor. From tough, deep-pocket postbop to pure-sound improv, every option is in play for this exemplary trio.”
Time Out New York
NO FAST FOOD…is a trio of equals. ‘Settings For Three’ is the third release by the band, following the superb two-disc set ‘In Concert.’ This studio date finds the trio diving into eight Haynes compositions. Liebman rides above the formidable rhythm team of bassist Drew Gress and Haynes. They’ve been playing together for over 30 years but the music is anything but predictable…an excellent demonstration of improvisational elasticity.