Co-led by saxophonist Rob Burke (tenor sax & bass clarinet) and piano master Tony Gould, with their rhythm team of bassist Nick Haywood (now based at the University of Tasmania, Hobart) and drummer Tony Floyd having played together for over 16 years. "Live at Bennetts Lane" is their new CD, their third release (all on the Jazzhead label) and first live recording. Comprising a selection of tracks recorded over 3 years in the front room at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, it brings together the focus on the development of group empathy and captures their definite live ensemble sound at its best. The selection of tracks was guided by the creativity within the performances of the group, and features compositions by Rodgers and Hart and Cole Porter alongside compositions by the Quartet.
“Unrushed and meditative, dynamic and innovative. Much of the appeal here is the stately grace with which their ideas unfold. Harmonic colour and depth”.
**** -Leon Gettler, The Age, 18 September, 2003