It’s almost a shame that Gary Husband’s follow-up to the excellent Hotwired (Abstract Logix, 2009) did not take that exciting young ensemble to the next stage, were it not for the fact that Dirty & Beautiful brings together an exceptional line-up of some of the most innovative and influential musicians of the last forty years… His projects as a leader have generally been characterized by their one-off nature; Husband as a drummer, pianist and composer, pours his heart and soul into a work and then moves on… Dirty & Beautiful Volume One is a wonderfully varied and vibrant recording which reaffirms Husband’s singularity as a composer and adds to his reputation as a consummate, intuitive musician. If Volume Two is half as good, then spring 2011 can’t come soon enough.

Ian Patterson, All About Jazz, December 2010