"Professor Mackel's Famous Ride" opens with a bass solo favoring muted popping and its percussive flavor is an excellent trigger into the bright, extended melody over Cline's tom-tom propulsion. Golia heads off to the races and comes back home with extended lines and broad tone to intertwine with Fumo before the trumpeter launches his own solo. A Cline solo bridges into "It's Played Slowly," a riff-oriented piece with the lurching feel of Golia's compositions for his Large Ensemble and the horns used just for coloring. Regards From Norma Desmond is a timely reminder of a very productive phase in Golia's career. The playing and compositions are strong and it would be cool to hear Golia take a break from his more challenging projects and return to a kind of more relaxed format and informal atmosphere from time to time."
Don Snowden -All Music Guide