JazzTimes (11/96, p.115) - "...Shorter's improvisations, hypnotic in their effect, were contained in compositions with harmonies so interesting that he virtually never lapsed into the boredom that many Coltrane disciples, and Coltrane himself sometimes did in pieces with simplified harmonic structures..."
Down Beat (p.82) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cut live at the Blue Note, Herwig's churning charts flash teeth and his LATIN SIDE compadres get the crowd howling to the raw, earthy grit of hypnotic lines, dazzling ensembles and all-out solos..."JazzTimes (p.73) - "For this live set at the Blue Note in New York City, Herwig assembled the ace Latin-jazz rhythm section of pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Ruben Rodriguez, drummer Robby Ameen and percussionist Pedro Martinez. Ameen and Martinez dazzle..."
JazzTimes (12/94, pp.117-118) - "...The arresting THE ALL SEEING EYE...was a breakthrough for Wayne Shorter....employs a more jarring approach to motivic development and texture to inspire his colleagues....put Wayne Shorter in the vanguard of jazz composers..."
JazzTimes (p.74) - "One of the more intriguing duets is an expansive version of Wayne Shorter's 'Nefertiti'....Between Loueke's daring harmonic choices and Gilmore's exquisite touch on the kit, this track is a gem."
JazzTimes (8/03, p.118) - "...Eddie Henderson's tribute to Miles Davis replicates the Davis quintets with John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, and does so skillfully. The trumpeter has Davis' sound and stylistic mannerisms down cold..."
Rolling Stone (12/15/94, p.98) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...TURBULENT INDIGO is Mitchell's best album since the mid-'70s and a work that is highly musical, poetic, and very, very sad..."Entertainment Weekly (11/25/94, p.77) - "...TURBULENT INDIGO is full of verbal turbulence. The melodies, however, are among her most dreamily pretty....it makes Mitchell's controlled fury all the more potent..." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.136) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[recalls] the wafting soundscapes of 1976's HEJIRA, with gentle, controlled feedback, Pastorius-styled bass...tumbling sax patterns and walls of acoustic guitars providing a dramatic backdrop for Mitchell's bold lyrical imagery..."Down Beat (3/95, p.49) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...the songs Mitchell elegantly delivers on TURBULENT INDIGO are distinctively and inimitably her own....saxophonist Wayne Shorter...stretches out..."Musician (12/94, pp.92-94) - "...has concocted her most compelling album in years....Most of the tracks revolve around Mitchell's signature guitar needle-point, with its brooding-sky open tunings, and rhythmic pulses summoned at the palm of her hand....TURBULENT INDIGO is a thing of deep, dark beauty..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/95, p.53) - Included in Mojo's "25 Best Albums of 1994" - "...a soulful, swinging record - featuring [Mitchell's] new nicotine-rasped tone - and her best in ages."