"Grinder's music, as well as the compatriots he chose for the record date, seem to have been tailor made to subvert boring virtuosity in favor of making music.
His attacks, sustains and phrasings touch the surrounding musical environment like sunbursts, as if he were dabbing with a large brush dipped in red watercolor.
He's an intriguing addition to the language of the instrument, and his first effort gives a great deal of promise for his development."
"...with its contrapuntal sax and trombone melodies to the haunting "Look" and the intense "Mother of Exile," a musical response to the war in Syria, "Ten Minutes" is the kind of inspired debut that may very well stand the test of time."
"He’s got a warm and rich tone and can use it for long tones as on the laconic “Look” or can make it snap and bounce to a funky backbeat on “14.”
His ‘bone gets rich and pungent like a sour sauce"
Textura.org Jan 2019
" Nick Grinder contributes a memorable trombone turn to the second part “Steep Ravine,”
Reviewed by delore for Lucid Culture August 13, 2018
"Nick Grinder’s trombone and Yuhan Su’s vibes do a wry dance over John Hollenbeck-esque pointillisms."