Corniel is a percussion colourist who stands head and shoulders above most of his peers. His great artistry is informed by his flawless technique, which he embellishes with his consummate taste. In fact Corniel is almost akin to an ancient druid who has some magical connection to the very force of nature that produces the echoes that pass through the gauntlet of time itself. In this regard, this time around Corniel has surpassed himself with one of his most enduring albums. — Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network Five Stars & Album Of The Week September 17, 2012

Chembo Corniel is the consummate contemporary percussionist…whose technique is like adding hot spices to a cold salad and the blend of this group of musicians can make me sing forever.— Grady Tate, Jazz Vocalist