Reviews of Blues Man from Memphis CD:
"This Orchestra of Knoxville, TN has transformed its city into a new jazz mecca." - Vibrations.com Paris, France
"Four stars. Listeners who enjoy modern big bands will find much to savor during these flawless performances. And it is particularly rewarding getting to hear Donald Brown again." - Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
"A top-flight and irrefutably happening program, indeed." - JazzReview.com
"The KJO, a local ensemble with world-class talent, performs Brown's compositions with ardor and finesse, whether live or in studio. A splendid session from stem to stern." - Jack Bowers, All About Jazz
"Blues Man from Memphis is a fantastic modern big band treat." - Paul Zimmerman, First Coast News
"The music is fresh and contemporary, with deep-seated roots. The arrangements, mostly by Vance Thompson, are full-blooded but never overpowering. They have an airiness about them, allowing for the subtleties to come through." Don Albert, FM Online, South Africa
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