Henry has taken the tradition he grew up in and greatly expanded it’s meaning. His recording “Roots Before Branches” is a beautiful demonstration of this expansion.
-Chick Corea – 11 Mar ‘13
“ There’s rock, bebop, poetic recitation, floating Ornette coleman-style melodies, elegiac string-quartet writing, ambient electronics”
– New York Times – Ben Ratliff
“Along the way, Henry Cole & The Afro Beat Collective will have made you smile, made you think, surprised you, and – most of all – made you want to dance. You tell me: what more can you ask of an album?”
– Jam Bands.com