But on Secret Handshake, the debut recording from Settles’ new
Central Union quintet, the saxophonist makes a bold, manifold
statement; he’s never sounded stronger, or more like himself. -- Capital Bop Best of DC
The year was a banner one for jazz records in this town, but none offered so uncompromising and compelling a vision as saxophonist Settles' buffet of lyricism, freeform exploration, and stylistic versatility.
-- Michael J. West, Washington City Paper
released June 14, 2011
Recorded October 5, 2010 at 853 Rehearsal Studios, New York, NY
All Compositions by Brian Settles.