Below is some recent tracking information as well as some further critical reaction to Bill McBirnie's new acoustic jazz flute release, Mercy (featuring Robi Botos).
Mercy has been achieving some active rotation and is filtering upwards in various spin-cycles, per the following: (1) - Mercy has reached the Top 40 New Releases" at the web site of US-syndicated Jazz DJ, Bob Parlocha. (2) - Mercy is currently a Featured Release" at Canada's Premier Jazz Station, JazzFM91. (3) - Mercy has also emerged as a favourite with CBC's foremost jazz radio program, Tonic (CBC Radio 1 & 2) including being broadcast in Tim Tamashiro's Top Ten Jazz Recordings of 2009".
SOME FURTHER REACTIONS FROM THE PRESS & OTHERS:
A diverse selection of sparkling contemporary jazz that commands serious attention...An amazing performance ably supported by the unique pianist, Robi Botos..." --EDWARD BLANCO (ejazznews.com) Clean, pure, bebop flute. Played with disgusting control and shameless ease. You are a bad boy! And then Robi Botos. That guy is a killer! --HENDRIK MEURKENS (December 2009) I have been listening to your record, non-stop, for the past two days and I can only say, it is AMAZING...Fantastic!... --SIR JAMES GALWAY (December 2009)