“…Do not hold your breath for Yo-Yo Ma to record this repertoire, for the just-as-excellent Mesa has the field entirely to himself.”

“…Mesa appeared by special arrangement with Sphinx Organization, which is focused on increasing representation of Black and Latinx artists in classical music and recognizing excellence. He gave a splendid account of the piece, shaping its tender, simple tunes with winning sincerity and delivering its challenging passages with effortless panache.”

"Cellist Thomas Mesa and pianist Michelle Cann, along with the Sphinx Organization and PARMA Recordings, have teamed to spearhead a push to find more composers of color."

Houston Chronicle

“…Mesa play it magnificently”

New York Times (Anthony Tomassini)