Nicole Mitchell (Chicago) - flute
Harrison Bankhead (Chicago) - double bass
Avreeayl Ra (Chicago) - drums, percussion
"Visionary. Nicole Mitchell's flute calling has been the sine qua non of contemporary new music across America, if not the world in general. Coupled with a rigorously astute compositional aptitude and sheer ambition, (this year) has found her stardom soaring - pitched at the preface of an assure fame. Suffice it to say 'hard work' has paid off as nothing else can."
- Lofton Emenari, What is This Thing Called Jazz
"The most important jazz flutist of her generation. Mitchell proves herself an innovative composer, magnanimous band leader and compelling soloist."
- Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz
"Mitchell’s achievement lies in her coherent assemblage of diverse elements of musical information to draw novelty from familiarity. But then again Mitchell has shown herself to be more than capable of rising above stylistic clichés while staying rooted in the deepest traditions of black music."
- Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise (England)
"With elements of free-jazz, bebop, funk, Afro-Cuban, and classical it's hard to categorize Mitchell's music. One thing for certain, however, is the level of camaraderie between musicians, interpreting Mitchell's challenging, yet soulful compositions."
- John Barron, All About Jazz
"Few flutists can summon the variety of tones, textures, emotional realms and degrees of light from the instrument that Mitchell can."
- David Whiteis, Jazz Times
"Nicole Mitchell is the preeminent improvising flutist of her generation, adapting and extending the innovations of Eric Dolphy and James Newton."
- Neil Tesser, Jazziz
"Though everyone in jazz knows that Nicole Mitchell stands as one of the leading flutists in the world, in recent years she has emerged as a double threat, unveiling major compositions for ensembles large and small."
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Nameless Sound programs are made possible through the generous support of the Brown Foundation, Inc. Houston, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, the Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation, the MId-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.