Alchemy Sound Project - Afrika Love is effective, varied and always interesting / Music Street Journal
Alchemy is defined as "a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination" (OxfordEnglish Dictionary). It's hard to imagine a word that more aptly suits Alchemy Sound Project, a collective inwhich five esteemed composers and bandleaders - pianist Sumi Tonooka, woodwind players Salim Washington and Erica Lindsay, trumpeter Samantha Boshnack, and bassist David Arend - form a potentensemble greater than the sum of its parts. A synergy that seems almost supernatural, especially given the far-flung home bases fromwhich these artistsconverge,is evident throughout Afrika Love, the band's third album, due May14, 2021 via Artists Recording Collective.
Music Street Journal's Gary Hill writes.....This disc lands under progressive rock because it's essentially fusion, and we put that style there. I like this release a lot. The brand of jazz presented here is quite effective. It's also varied and always interesting.