Requiem for a Pit Viper
Presents Rich Halley's working quartet with Rich (tenor), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone), Clyde Reed (bass), and Carson Halley (drums) performing a varied set of new originals and spontaneous improvisations. 'Like the very best of them, every time Rich Halley puts his horn in his mouth it's a celebration of the sound of the saxophone. His powerhouse blowing capacity and testosterone-soaked sound hearken to the great Sonny Rollins and the late Dewey Redman. -Dan McClenaghan, allaboutjazz.com.