Creating a a set of music that is both engaging and inventive, this album assembles the ideal trio including bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bill Goodwin, along with special guests Brian Drye (trombone), Daniel Carter (alto saxophone), and Jeff Lederer (soprano/tenor saxophone).
“Like many musicians in his peer group, the cornetist Kirk Knuffke harbors a dual commitment to formal experimentation and bedrock tradition: There’s no either-or. Still, it’s not often that you encounter the harmony of forces found in “Arms & Hands” (Royal Potato Family), Mr. Knuffke’s excellent new album…” – NEW YORK TIMES
“…Knuffke isn’t the least bit reticent about following his restless muse wherever it leads him. The result is a ballooning body of work that is at once prolific, invitingly diverse, and perhaps most dependably, far from predictable.” – DUSTED
“Knuffke’s cornet playing is (as always) flawless. He can deliver burning runs, slur and chirp notes, all with full command of his most demanding instrument.” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ