"Centennial Park" (SJPCD151)
1982's 'Centennial Park' is firmly in jazz-rock-funk fusion mode, but what lifts it from the usual fare is strong and melodic composition. Russell plays superbly with a wonderful tone and equal in technicality to many of his jazz-rock peers who perhaps get feted more widely...
This CD with bonus live and demo tracks is superbly remastered and an excellent companion to the simultaneous DVD release recorded in Montreux and the two together are worthwhile reissues. Another gem from Angel Air who specialise in mining a rich vein of material that - ordinarily - would have festered in some vinyl store undiscovered or - like this one - gathered dust in someone's tape library.
David Randall, get ready to ROCK! (Nov 2003)
...Rock/jazz and funk are the main elements behind the album...A really good instrumental collection of tracks, with five bonus tracks it's worth checking out.
Alistair Flynn, Classic Rock Society, (January 2004)
...it's an extravagant vehicle for all three men's talents, and justification for the high esteem in which all three are held
Jo-Ann Greene, Goldmine, (December 12, 2003)
This is an instrumental album, with the music free flowing and a dream...perfect to play in the background to set the scene.
Feedback (March 2004)
"Live At The Venue" (SJPCD174)
When you have a rhythm section of Mo Foster and Simon Phillips, topped by the likes of Neil Innes and Ray Russell, you know you're in for some fine playing...
Record Collector (December 2004)