‘Fast Talk …Being a Collection of Live Musical Conversations Recorded on Several Auspicious Occasions’ received smashing reviews upon its release – both online and in print.
The evolution of Grant and Ward’s combined sound is evident in the span of the pieces, ranging from some of their first gigs to a couple of specially recorded tracks.
The cover art is by renowned illustrator Kate Charlesworth, with liner notes from one of the nation’s wittiest wordsmiths, Zolan Quobble.
“The heart-stopping drama of the music continues throughout… with spectacular wit and the choicest of musical wisdom” – Raul d’Gama Rose, All About Jazz
“…it can’t get much more fun than this… you just have to hit play, sit back and enjoy” – Joe Higham, Free Jazz blog
As the album’s title – and flip subtitle – suggests, Fast Talk exists totally in the here and now, and ‘conversations’ is the pertinent word… there’s an intimate, musically flirtatious chemistry at play here. – Philip Clark, The Wire