An international coming together of Professor Cunningham's group, all in remote locations, lamenting the Lockdown blues.
This CD is a collection of music that is the result of a series of unprecedented circumstances...their situation in lock-down. No concerts, no gigs... Out of this misfortune a thought occurred to Adrian that a recording could be made with all his musicians from remote locations, in New York and Spain, to show their feelings during this tragic situation of being isolated from their fans.
When the good professor rings the bell and calls class to order, you go. With a personality that has him imitating a hot pepper when he's in slow mode, the lockdown tried to slow him down but was no match. Rounding up the crew via Zoom, he's got everyone swinging through a set of originals, improving and swinging as they go. Real jazz from the heart and the gut with loads of whimsy added along the way, this is music made for and through the new reality. He rings the bell, and hit's the bulls eye, once again.
—Chris Spector, CD HotList December 11, 2020