"Approval ratings for the U.S. Congress have reached historic lows, so maybe the politicians should heed the example of trumpeter Marcus Cohen, whose populist groove-driven ensemble the Congress can supply a soul manifesto for any party. Launched in 2009, the group features more than a dozen musicians and a sound steeped in funk and soul, hip-hop, jazz and gospel. A re-election is a lock." - Andrew Gilbert / SF CHRONICLE ​