A tried and true proponent of the thick, muscular, heavier-than-heavyweight school of tenor saxophone.
— Daniel Lehner (All About Jazz)
This young ‘un from Austin brings nu meaning to the words "Texas tenor”
— Chris Spector (Midwest Record)
Hook’s gutsy, muscular sax bites into his swirling compositions like a tornado in his home state of Texas.
— Mike Jurkovic (Elmore Magazine)
Some thinking man’s post bop.
— George Harris (Jazz Weekly)
If you want to follow an individualistic musician's journey, this record is for you.
-- John Thomas (Baltimore Jazz Alliance)
That tenor sound is dark and sturdy, whether the surface is smooth or raspy, and Hook’s solos are thoughtful and orderly.
— Kevin Whitehead