"Norm Stockton shows on Tea In The Typhoon that killer bass technique and taste aren't mutually exclusive, that you can have lengthy quiet passages on a jazz/fusion album and still be compelling, and that you can have all-star guests like John Patitucci on your album without treating them like a circus freak who's there only to perform tricks. All that, and a killer Stockton groove, awaits anyone who digs bass and loves instrumental music."
– Bryan Beller, Bass Player Magazine
"Norm Stockton's most pivotal musical offering to date - A brilliantly-crafted collection of tunes that showcase his evolution as a powerhouse bassist, composer, and producer. Packed full of Norm's bass pyrotechnics, powerful grooves and captivating melodies, coupled with inspirational performances from top-shelf musicians, 'Tea In The Typhoon' is one of the most seasoned and engaging bass albums that I've had the pleasure of listening to."
– Adam Nitti (solo artist, Dave Weckl Band, Steven Curtis Chapman)
"Listened to your CD yesterday - Great songs and breathtaking performances - perfect driving music!"
– Gerald Veasley (solo artist, Joe Zawinul)
West Coast freelance bassist Norm Stockton describes his instrumental music as, "contemporary jazz, but with wide influences including funk, fusion, rock, West African, and even a bit of classical." Indeed, not to mention...
Bassist/Clinician Norm Stockton has really outdone himself with "Tea in the Typhoon". Featuring Etienne Mbappe (one of my personal favorite musicians), John Patitucci, Gregg Bissonette and many others, this release is musically mature and full of depth. Although the playing is stellar throughout...
Jazz Life Magazine (Japan - February 2010 Issue)