Makela is a driving, edgy force on the baritone saxophone. He shows a command of the instrument that helps him navigate through intricate alleyways, even as he brings an energetic power to his mission.

~Jerry D'Souza, allaboutjazz.com


The interplay between the four players is consistently
impressive. Makela shows that he is one of the underrated greats of his instrument.

~Scott Yanow, All Music Guide


Makela is clearly a name to watch.

~Nate Dorward, Coda Magazine

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