"If there is anything better than the off-the-wall humor of the video promo that preceded this Talking Cows album, it is the actual album itself. Yet much more than the humor of it all is the spectacular seriousness of the music: deadly serious, and for those familiar with the high standards of music (and humor) in The Netherlands itself, this album will surely rate as one of the finest to come out of that country, no matter what the category.class="f-right s-img">Raul D'Gama Rose / AllAboutJazz.com
How can a mere quartet from a largely agricultural country make such music; have such a larger than life sound; and, so-called jazz and not-so-called BAM notwithstanding, give it back to America in the most contemporary manner of music that ultimately has to do with that very agricultural country itself? Supporting live music and hosting one of the world's best jazz festivals (The Hague's North Sea Jazz Festival), and learning from the masters of African-American music about their history and the history of this global music are but two reasons for the magnificent and memorable music on Almost Human. Almost Human is one of the finest of any idiom, from any place that this music is both played and enjoyed."
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