By Andrew Sussman, The Jazz Column, July/August, 1991

Fanfare Magazine

Canadian guitarists Ed Bickert and Lorne Lofsky taem up for a solid straight-ahead session in This is New (CONCORD JAZZ 4414, 61:24, produced by Phil Sheridan). These are two technically proficient artists with a strong sense of swing, and the twelve cuts include turne by Ellington, Horace Silver, Johnny Mercer, Steve Swallow, and Cedar Walton. Neil Swainson (bass) and Jerry Fuller (drums) round out the quartet with a high level of professionalism.