"Kennedy's sense of time, his mature use of space, accurate intonation, and the way his playing breathes is exemplary...."
-Winthrop Bedford, Jazz Improv Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3

"[T]unes are boppish and swing hard...captures the attention."
-Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A]n innovative jazz guitarist/composer...exploring new trails in Jazz..."
-True Van Deusen, Philadelphia Metro and All About Jazz

"Mike Kennedy, guitarist and composer, has put together an exceptionally fine collection of original music...The 10 songs include Who Told You That, Teahouse, Something For You, the intricate For Now (10:05 minutes playing time), Some Blues, Say It, among others. Any Other Day is another nice work, one in which the solo work is superb, and that it the key to all these performances---the solo work is superb as well as the group interaction...QUARTET NO. 1 is a fine musical outing for jazz listeners...Barrage was one of my favorites in this CD among many because every instrument produced the sound of entertaining jazz. Simply put, this is an outstanding jazz CD, one to savor and enjoy often."
-Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com (to see the entire review, click here)

"Guitarist and composer Mike Kennedy has brought a 60's combo feeling to Quartet No. 1...For my taste, usually straight ahead jazz is not my cup of tea, but Kennedy's release kept me interested through the entire CD...A major reason why this collection works is because of the strong writing of Mike Kennedy. Kennedy wrote all ten tracks and even though the arrangements rival some of the best jazz tracks of the 60's, there is a contemporary feel to the material that brings about today's emotions...Kennedy has brought traditional jazz into the 21st Century with today's sensitivity and sensitivity and classic taste."
-Norm Breest, JazzReview.com (to see the entire review, click here)

"Local musician, guitarist Mike Kennedy, and his group are doing some fascinating new explorations within his own compositions...very lovely, bright and wonderful things here...Great, just marvelous...This group really hangs together beautifully and I'm sure we're going to hear a great deal more from them. They're terrific...There are a number of things on [Quartet No. 1] that I think you will find quite fascinating...Tremendous album. I recommend it highly."
-WRTI, 90.1FM, Dr. Jack Buerkle, Jazz Encounters, July 14, 2002