Extraordinarily gifted musicians, innovators of defining and expanding the meaning of contemporary jazz, and being of wholly creative minds, [Mark] Dresser and [Gerry] Hemingway are always capable of surprising. On "The Beautiful Enabler" these two veterans of creative music join forces with… Mahanthappa. This CD is a fine example of empathy and group interaction, something only possible when the musicians involved are selflessly concerned with the musical results of the ensemble and not their own individual performances.
"With more than thirty years experience playing together in a multitude of settings, [Dresser and Hemingway] are one of the most telepathic bass-drums tandems active today. But, far from being the odd man out, Mahanthappa plays like he spent years in the shed with them."