Michael Musillami - guitar
Peter Madsen - piano
Michael Sarin - drums
[Musillami and Pavone's] quartet recording with pianist Peter Madsen and drummer Michael Sarin is not only a long-overdue undertaking for them, but an ear treat for the listener as well. There's much to praise about their tight collaborations and choice of side mates. Madsen's an inspired player in the spotlight and Sarin is always inventive as he punches up from under. Although this is an effort of polished teamwork, Musillami's approach and technique reign supreme as he carries most of the melodies and solos with astonishing ingenuity and precision.
— Nancy Ann Lee, JazzTimes
...the quartet pulses with energy, utilizing Musillami’s greatest strength: the integration of singing melodies with clever manipulations of time. Indeed, Motion Poetry has a magical glow, combining irresistible forward momentum with enough unexpected twists and turns to make every step forward a delicious surprise.
— Nils Jacobson, AllAboutJazz.com
A fine debut by what will likely become known as one of the most potent improvising ensembles around.
— David R. Adler, All Music Guide