"Folk Five to przede wszystkim album wartościowy - może to nie jest ocena pożądana wśród muzyków, ale powinna zburzyć mur między folklorystycznymi purystami i miłośnikami jazzu typowo amerykańskiego. Irek Wojtczak postanowił ocalić od zapomnienia melodie łęczyckie, łowickie i sieradzkie. "
Jadwiga Marchwica (t-mobile-music.pl)
"For Polish saxophonist and composer Irek Wojtczak, the motivation in combining these contrasting genres is in the dynamic it provides for conveying cultural context in a fresh and updated manner. Though working with a group fronted by two Americans, there couldn't be a better place for Wojtczak to express his creativity than with the long-established Fonda-Stevens Group."
Karl Ackermann (allaboutjazz.com)
"The music on this album is not only a superb example of cross genre integration, but most importantly an exquisite piece of modern Jazz, which encompasses its many sub-genres, from melodic Bebop, via Free Jazz and into Improvised Music stretches. Marvelously performed and showing an incredible sensitivity, elegance and grace, this is contemporary Jazz of the highest caliber."
Adam Baruch (adambaruch.com)
"This is highly exploratory music plunging a knife deep into the heart of the avant-garde. There are major echoes of Ornette Coleman's early Atlantic sides that serve as a new jumping off point for yet another generation of young musicians wishing to push the music even further."
C. Michael Bailey (allaboutjazz.com)
"(...) there is some kind of affinity of spirit in Polish and American jazz. And above all the album comes with a great cover as well."
Martin Schray (freejazzblog.org)
"It is obvious from his first notes that Wojtczak has deep emotional ties to this music, and his fierceness, intensity and deep sensitivity carry the day. "
Budd Kopman (allaboutjazz.com)