This gig won Jazz gig of the Year 2003 in City Life's 20th Anniversary Special Issue. The write up was as follows:
A man of two worlds, Soweto Kinch's excursions into rap seemed designed to reassure the mature jazz buff. Indeed "Planet Jazz", surely a hit single, is a witty affirmation of the his (sic) topsy-turvy worldview. Whereas the saxophonist's headlong virtuosity has the power to communicate to every generation, live the impact can be overwhelming - but strictly in the Bob Marley 'one-good-thing-about-music' sense. It's been a long time since jazz had this kind of turbulence and vitality.(MB)
Now I was there and this was one of the best gigs I've seen, Jazz or otherwise, at Band on the Wall or anywhere. It was one of those events that truly caught fire and the vibing between the artists on stage and the audience was magical.