From Lansing City Pulse:
Some musicians have personalities so big, and talents so formidable, all you can do is sit back and hope your face isn’t vaporized. Others, no less big and talented, make you lean forward, tied to their search for truth as if you are roped together on the side of a glacier. Instead of blowing you away, they draw you close. Flutist-composer Nicole Mitchell belongs to the second group. Mitchell blends intricate compositions, feel-good grooves and unstructured free-falls into a rough-cut, intensely personal style.
- Nicole Mitchell: Awakening (jazzwrap.blogspot.com)
- Nicole Mitchell – Awakening (Delmark Records, 2011) (jazzandblues.blogspot.com)