Emmet Cohen Flexes on Uptown In Orbit

Read full review By Sydney Pollack for NYS Music

Uptown in Orbit presents huge energy through bright and powerful chords while showcasing immense talent and control. When listening, you see the view of bustling Harlem like you’re looking down on the streets from an upstairs apartment window. It’s all perpendicular and over-excited, but still perfectly harmonious, timed absolutely naturally. It feels like the song’s subject is orbiting–either we’re all circling around it or it’s circling us–either way the album brings the listener straight into this orbit.