It [jazz] can be spiritual, cerebral, motivating or moving. It can evoke tension, relaxation, laughter, tears. Surely jazz is truly the music of the era, combining stature, dignity and emotion with the highest musical ideals.
Jazz in Revolution (pg. 210, 1998), concluding words.
It is not governed by the senseless world of current style that pervades and pollutes popular music, nor is it part of an established hierarchy, so that it is cloistered and protected.John Dankworth
Forget the word youth – this is one of the best bands you'll ever hear.John Dankworth
Couth, kempt and shevelled.John Dankworth