"Saxophonist and bandleaser James L. Dean puts a shine on a selectionof Straight-ahead jazz pieces with a gem of a recording. A session of great jazz you will not forget." - Ed Blanco / host of "JazzCafe" WDNA, 88.9 FM Miami. FL
"Dean's versatility is at the center of the album, as he illustrates hi impressive
dexterity on each of his chosen instruments." - Joe Lang / Jersey Jazz
"The tracks on 'THESE THINGS WE DIG' are played with great style and
musicianship." - Bob Collins, WRHU Hempstead, Long Island, NY
"His Alto on Golson's 'Park Avenue Petite' is smooth and pretty, and his clarinet
tone on 'Ask Me Now' is quite lovely. He sucesssfully negotiates the changes to
'Cherokee' in all twelve keys on his 'Bebop For Linda'".
- David Franklin, Cadence Magazine
"Many thanks for your great music! Great material amd musicianship!"
- Pete Lenloy / Radio Carinza, Loosdorf, Austria
"What's cool about this band, in addition to its spunky playing, is the selection
of songs. The band pulls each one off smartly." - JazzWax.com
"...my hat is off to you!! Wow! What an undertaking of doing 'Cherokee' in
12 keys! You have a great group of musicians! All The Best!"
- Jamey Abersold/Jazz New Albany, IN