Brian Groder and the Sam Rivers Trio Brian Groder, trumpet & flugelhorn
Sam Rivers, flute & saxophones
Doug Mathews, double-bass
Anthony Cole, drums
"Groder converses very beautifully with the trio. Without exaggeration, this is one of the better recent samples of avant-garde jazz."
— Radiophone Greece
"Brian Groder's Torque is an exemplary representation of festive jazz and jazz that broods."
— Sari N. Kent, TheCelebrityCafe.com
"Venturesome ears may not find this disc easily but it's worth a search — a searching young trumpet player playing with the Sam Rivers Trio in a fairly gripping program of neo-expressionist jazz that has no difficulty modulating occasionally into good old-fashioned bebop. That's why a smart young musician might search out Rivers in the first place. He's a grandfather figure outside but he knows what to do in the pocket, too."
— Jeff Simon, Buffalo News