[Edward Gregson’s] has been a singular symphonic voice blessed with a communal musical message; his works exploring understandable boundaries with an inquisitive intellect that has questioned as well as answered expectations. This outstanding release is a definitive endorsement of that communicative skill set…
The playing from a star studded line-up of talent is a mix of technical brilliance and artistic élan …. The rewards are obvious.
Iwan Fox, 4barsrest, April 2020
***** Overall Presentation
***** Recording Quality
The Chandos release provides a revealing insight in into the compositional arc undertaken throughout [Edward Gregson’s] distinguished career.
London Brass is, justifiably, one of the world’s most sought-after ensembles. Combined with the pioneering artistic vision of Edward Gregson and distilled with care and authenticity by Paul Hindmarsh and the team at Chandos, it makes for an album of unrivalled, breath-taking quality which deserves recognition at the very highest level; a musical masterpiece.
Mark Good, British Bandsman, April 2020
These works … are all played with formidable commitment, assurance and musicality, and serve the music at its best. The recording is superb and the informative notes by Paul Hindmarsh are a further asset. In short, this release will certainly appeal …. to all those who relish brilliant and assured brass playing but also to all those who simply love strongly expressive music, whatever the medium for which it is written.
Hubert Culot, MusicWeb International, April 2020