Alternative Press (10/00, p.110) - 4 out of 5 - "...Vandermark & CO. are more subversive than artists like Wynton Marsalis, because they fully inhabit and even sometimes undermine their material, giving it new life and a highly desirable unpredictability."

The Wire (6/00, p.53) - "...Rewires the compositional and improvisational strategies of 50s and 60s advanced jazz to intriguing ends....Discs like REAL TIME argue best that Ken Vandermark is the real deal."

CMJ (4/17/00, p.24) - "...Unique in that it features members playing it straighter than usual, and is one of the few albums where Vandermark fans can hear the reedist play with a pianist."

JazzTimes (12/00, pp.101-2) - "...Pays homage to the bebop era with exuberant dedications to Dester Gordon, Booker Ervin and Herbie Nichols, the latter a wild romp for Vandermark's volatile bass clarinet..."
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