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…”his compositions are third-stream, straight down the middle between classical and jazz, sort of a Maria Schneider Junior. This is big band jazz with an orchestral sweep rather than beefed up blues or swing, an ensemble project rather than a launching pad for a lot of expansive soloing – which isn’t a bad thing at all. If you can’t wait til Schneider’s next album, this will tide you over.”
-Lucid Culture

 

“It’s a sprawling, ambitious but welcoming work, thriving on dynamic contrasts and projecting a unified vibe…”
– Jeff Tamarkin, Jazz Times

 

“His music is never short on interesting ideas and captivating developments.”
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

 

“His compositions are third-stream, straight down the middle between classical and jazz, sort of a Maria Schneider Junior.”
– http://www.lucidculture.wordpress.com

 

“This record is divided into two big band dates with everyone that knows how to blow like a pro in New York on board and showing their stuff. A writer/composer/conductor in the classic sense, Santhaus knows his stuff and knows how to make his point while scoring a lot of points. Bar raising, listening jazz throughout.”
– http://www.midwestrecord.com/