Excerpts from _Down Beat's_ June 2018 review of _Humanities_ . (This one is in addition to the review surrounding that magazine's Editors' Picks in April):

"David Ake brackets his new album with the thoughtful, turbulent title track and a wistful homage to the great newsman Walter Cronkite. What binds them together and courses through all 12 tunes is Ake's daring, yet disciplined, sensibility. . . . Ake clearly leans toward the aggressive. At the same time, the bandleader's playing simply can be beautiful. . . .