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"Ceora", track #2 from "First Things First" was ranked #72 in SPINS FOR THE YEAR on Los Angeles based KJAZZ 88.1 FM's "TOP 88" list. (2009)
“First Things First" is ranked at #7 in spins on Los Angeles based KJAZZ 88.1FM (5/09).
"First Things First" was selected as one of the top 10 jazz albums in rotation on Miami based WDNA 88.9FM by Musical Director Michael Valentine (4/09).
"Your cd is terrific, the group the performance the writing all sound great." -Ron J. Pelletier "Gallery 41 Radio"
"Hello, I'm Monte Skelton, the producer of the Jazz Radio show at WUEV in Evansvile, Indiana. I just received your CD, "First Things First," and I think it will be a wonderful addition to our rotation here. It has a great feel, wonderful sound, and exceptional performances of the classics; Ceora being one of my favorites. Great job on this CD..."
"I'm playing a wonderful CD...you should be proud, Devin...keep the music coming." -Don Gordon Hawaii Public Radio KIPO
"We have just received your CD. Very, very nice music. We shall publish and add to our playlist in the next weeks." -Gérard Viols Radiojazz 34 (France)
"The solos on all selections are first rate..." -David Kane, Cadence Jazz Magazine (November '09).
"I got done at 11:00, so I packed up quick and headed to the Strath for the ending of “The Devin Kelly Organ Trio". I only caught the last two songs, but it was well worth it. Devin is one HOT drummer. Dino Losito is a Hammond Master. This hot player does not compromise his B3 work with synthesized patches, he hauls around what’s needed to get the job done right. Naturally, Bob’s playing rounded out the sound.“ -Mike Allen, Freetime Magazine, Rochester, NY (January '09).