Jazzman, Choc du mois
These three discs are straightforward reissues of their originals and major on the pianist’s unique vision of jazz standards as vehicles of inspiration rather than just riffable themes. … What’s intriguing is to be confronted with them as one ‘meta-album’, representing an entire process – or at least its audible results – as if the very act of repackaging these recordings in this way afforded a new perspective on the music, which it does.
Roger Thomas, Jazzreview
The first sessions produced three albums of intense, lyrical, faintly histrionic trio jazz which became some of the most influential records of their day. This trio draw yet deeper things from this particular well (and still do), but this is the startling beginning.
Chris Ingham, Mojo
Suffice is to say that by this stage the leader is so sure of his voice and how to inflect his improvisations for maximum emotional effect that he can try just about anything. With partners as simpatico as Peacock and DeJohnette, he does. And just about everything works.
Kevin Le Gendre, Echoes
The approach of this trio has almost become a sub-genre of the music in its own right, yet the sheer musical ingenuity of these interpretations has never been equalled. (...) Unmissable.
Roger Thomas, BBC Music Magazine
Les deux premiers ont posé les bases d’un trio explorateur pour l’essentiel du répertoire du jazz. Un thème, sa mélodie, sa grille d’accords et on verra bien ce qui en sortira.
Sylvain Siclier, Le Monde
En deux séances magiques, transcendées par un sentiment de liberté exaltant, la matière de trois albums est mise en boîte. Ils ne joueront jamais mieux : beauté des commencements.
Le Nouvel Observateur