"Living up to the CD’s title, all tracks are a discernible mix of bop, cool and free motifs. But they aren’t familiar in a hackneyed or overused manner. Instead with well modulated contributions from all and with Johnson’s compositions as a base the disc confirms that distinguished jazz can be produced without resorting to extremes"
"A real treat."
- JazzTokyo Review of "Something Familiar" and "Gordian Twine" by Cisco Bradley/Akira Saito (in Japanese)