FOUR STARS: "The theme throughout this marvelous recording is overwhelmingly bop and swing and to this end, Vance Thompson's Five Plus Six adds up to numerous moments of pleasure and excitement in an impressive debut and a compelling musical statement from this new ensemble." -Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

FOUR STARS: "Five Plus Six is a little big band that swings with grit, musicality and verve to produce a clever earful." -Pierre Giroux, Audiophile Audition

"Such Sweet Thunder is a testament to the durability of these compositions, the skills of these musicians, and the creative spirit that lives within Vance Thompson." Dan Bilawsky, JazzEd Magazine   

"These musicians have the artistry to persuade listeners to follow them anywhere." -Jazz da Gama