Press for all in all (2020)

“The set opens with “United We Stand,” Wilensky blowing for the rafters on what sounds like an intro to a free jazz rant, that segues into the coolest of soul jazz grooves—it sounds like Wilson Pickett is standing in the wings, waiting to make his appearance—laid down by the leader and his top notch rhythm section: keyboardist Clay Giberson, bassist Bill Athens and drummer Micah Hummel. The soul groove theme settles in with a gorgeous ballad, “Christmas In Argentina,” that has a smooth, lustrous flow. Pianist Giberson takes a supremely assured solo, then adds a light synthesizer frosting on the cake leading into Wilensky’s powerful lead. It is a meticulously-crafted sound that brings to mind some of the CTI Recordings of the 1970s—Stanley Turrentine’s “Baddest Turrentine” (1974) in particular.”

— Dan McClenaghan
All About Jazz (November 20, 2020