Roach constructs winning set
by Bob Young
Boston Herald
April 1999
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Memorable Jazz: So What
by Philip Elwood
San Francisco Examiner
March 1998
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Drummer Max Roach brings on the brass at Jazz Alley
by Paul de Barros
Jazz Inside Out
February 1998
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Concert Review: Max Roach
by Tony Gleske
Hollywood Reporter
February 1998
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Tuba Mirum, A Contemporary Jazz Tuba Like You Have Never Heard Before
by Lyndham Malloy-Glover
Abyss Jazz
July-August 2008

Tony Underwood stretched out across a sweet rich territory not usually covered by the tuba.”

-Roberta Penn, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“It takes a lot to tame out-of-towners talking through music at a jazz club, but the drummer Max Roach, playing at the Blue Note did it with the tune ”God Bless the Child”, and had it performed by the tuba player Antonio Underwood. It was quiet and exquisite, and even the drunks took notice that something special was happening.”

-Peter Watrous, New York Times

Tony Underwood Premiere Jazz Tuba Player
All About Jazz
January 18, 2004

Guitarist/producer Jerry Stucker and jazz great Columbia recording artist, Eddie Henderson (trumpet) are laying down music tracks for Tony Underwood's debut album. Buddy Saleman is doing the engineering at Studio 684, San Francisco, California.

Tony Underwood is the world's premiere jazz tuba player. Underwood appears (tuba) along with Eddie Henderson (trumpet) on jazz giant McCoy Tyner's release, JOURNEY and was one of the arrangers for Bebe Winan's Atlantic Records release, BEBE WINAN.

Recently I've had the pleasure of hearing some of Underwood's unreleased tracks to his new yet untitled CD. I can tell you Tony goes where no jazz tuba player has gone before. To add to the mix is Underwood's soulful singing. Producer Jerry Stucker has masterfully come up with a smooth jazz winner here. Tony Underwood's music is literally going to blow you away!

Showing Off New York City To Visitors From Out of Town; Sounds of the City
The New York Times
December 4, 1987

...Tomorrow night, New York's new-jazz firepower will be concentrated near Seventh Avenue South and Bleecker Street. First, the one-time-only all-star gathering at Jazztrack, 27 Greenwich Street (645-2387), where a quintet led by Andrew Cyrille on drums and Julius Hemphill on saxophone, with Fred Hopkins on bass, Henry Threadgill on saxophone and Tony Underwood on tuba, performs at 8 and 10 P.M.; tickets, $12. Then we'd cross the avenue to Sweet Basil (88 Seventh Avenue South, above Bleecker, 242-1785), where the tenor saxophonist David Murray is leading his octet through some of the most tuneful, punchy new jazz now being written; sets at 10 and 11:45 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.; $12 cover, $6 minimum.

And on Sunday, to a former church: a benefit from 10 P.M. to midnight for Amnesty International, the human-rights group, at Limelight, the church-turned-discotheque at 660 Avenue of the Americas, at 20th Street (807-8400). Tirez Tirez, the minimalist-rock band, will perform, with appearances by Lou Reed, Margot Kidder, Ruben Blades and others. Donation: $10.

"People Make The World Go 'Round" by Thom Bell/Linda Creed fea. Mikal Buchanan on vocals