"Finlayson has found, in his writing and in the skills of this quintet, a bracing balance of lyricism and rhythmic intensity."


"His expertise at creating atmosphere through texture and color gives each of the pieces on Moving Still a bold, energetic feel without being exaggerated"


"It’s not easy to create an original sound that “makes it new” and “keeps it traditional” at once, but at age 34 ... this trumpeter is there."