The magazine defines the album as ‘genre-bending’.
McCormack tells Chris Searle he believes music is powerful and his place in the world is to use it for good.
The Jazz Mann’s Ian Mann writes, “McCormack again blends his numerous sources together skilfully to create a sound that is wide ranging and inclusive, yet simultaneously intensely personal.”
Robin Kidson writes, “The Calling is a most satisfying and absorbing piece of work by a composer coming in to his own ably assisted by some supremely talented musicians. If this be “prog-jazz”, then let us have more.”
jazz Journal’s Elliot Marlow-Stevens writes, “Catenaccio is incredibly fresh, and anyone interested in both the classic and contemporary will enjoy this album as it mixes both expertly. The musicianship is fantastic and the result is a wholly original and captivating recording.”
Kind of Jazz’s Rob Mallows writes, “Graviton has gravitas and guts, and listeners should be thrilled to join the quest.”
A massive 5 Star Review from UK Vibe Magazine!!!
Jazz Views’ Eddie Myer writes, “McCormack is a formidable virtuoso, fully capable of integrating a range of influences from such challenging sources as Tigran Hamasyan and Steve Reich, and he’s written a set of closely plotted, twisting and turning pieces for his excellent band to negotiate.”
“And so the journey begins…”
All About Jazz’s Roger Farbey writes, “(The Calling is) an album packed full of enchanting delights.”