“Lomax is the rare drummer who leaves you wanting more, leading his bandmates through a strikingly terse, brilliantly counterintuitive and ultimately joyous series of explorations.”- Lucid Culture!
“(The State of Black America) is an impressively conceived and executed piece of work from the drummer-leader, one in which the gravitas of the title is adequately matched by the depth of both the composing and improvising of the trio.”- Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise Magazine (UK)!
“Powerful, assured and filled with tremendous heart.” - Jason Bivins, Cadence AMJ
“fascinating, entertaining, and provoking.”- Jordan Richardson, I Hear Sparks!
“This is a kind of playing that jazz would indeed be wise never to outgrow.”—Jeff Simon, Buffalo News
“It’s accomplished, and something Trane would have found worthy.”- Jazz Scene!
“I can't think of any other album... that is this breathtaking”- The Borderland (UK)
“It's a full set of outbop-nubop-nobop, swinging rooted music that shows off their abilities in a good light.” - Gapplegate Music Review
“Mark Lomax and Trio have created a program that is visceral and soul-searching, music that should be heard "live"!- Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Blog!