"This is a band that never seems to coast. Too often you'll hear the outchorus of a standard played in a routine manner, but this one had some imaginative new ideas. None of the members, including the drummer, shies away from attention to melody."
"This band consists of four individualists who seem thoroughly attuned to one another."
As Told by Indy
"Serving up a divine mixture of jazz, pop and indie rock on his forthcoming album, Nine is the Magic Number, Indy’s own Joel Tucker is gaining some serious attention these days."
"Many interesting and wonderful ideas and concepts have gone into Nine is the Magic Number, and it’s sure to be a hit around town with people of all generations!"
"Indiana University graduate Tucker was awarded this summer a Musical Family Tree grant to help fund an album saluting Indianapolis jazz greats."
"...this is no mere rehash of greatest hits from the Wes Montgomery or Freddie Hubbard songbook. Writing Prompts contains eight wonderfully crafted original pieces composed by Joel and Nick."
Musical Family Tree Amplify Indy Grant Recipient
"The project will pay homage to the most prominent Indianapolis jazz musicians of the past who are remembered throughout the world as some of the best musicians that have ever lived. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support this celebration of Indiana music history."
"Writing Prompts" continues to document the progress of a cohesive band that enjoys a lively fund of imaginative resources to draw upon in both composition and performance."