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"Fiola shines as a composer with a crack band in tow. Her alto playing is just one ingredient in the mix, as she spreads the soloists around democratically. Her ability to mesh contemporary jazz with the NOLA brass band sound is impressive. She bears watching."

Jim Hynes – Making a Scene

"With a lot of low-end brass—baritone saxophone, trombone, sousaphone—the sound has a New Orleans brass band feel. It is also fun, celebratory music. The title tune and opening number sounds like a prance down Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras—beads flying through the air, people in outlandish dress dancing."

Dan McClenaghan – All About Jazz

"Interblaze is a fresh and exciting listening experience for modern jazz connoisseurs, highly recommended!"

Jim Cox - Midwest Book Review

"Halifax saxophonist Ally Fiola’s second LP feels like the most addictive thought experiment: What if legendary jazz avant-garde artist Sun Ra didn’t go to space (he often claimed to be from another planet), but instead spent the 1970s palling around with some of the era’s top guitar noodlers? The result would most likely be Interblaze, an outer-space-yet-grounded, lyric-less wonder that never goes in the direction you expect–but holds a hefty sense of melody along the way… Run, don’t walk, to check this one out."

Morgan Mullin – The Coast