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Chris Nickson, May 2012

There’s some glorious playing here, brash and bravura, but capable of many degrees of subtlety. It’ll challenge what you think of contemporary music and make you think, not only about the music you hear on this CD, but the things to listen to when it’s over. © 2012 Read complete review

Robert Carl
Fanfare, May 2007

For my money, the most impressive music is by Marcelo Zarvos, though it may be because we only get a larger chunk of it. His three works are all from a suite called Nepomuk’s Dances, and in particular, the last, “Memory,” takes on real scale and depth, most notably with demonic marches where the players stomp their feet with the driving beat.

Most of this disc falls into a sort of “smart-lite” fare that’s percolating in the field right now. It’s made by wonderful musicians feeling free to exercise their multiple talents, reconnecting with musical traditions they value, and having fun. The result is attractive and—dare I say—not too profound. But in a sense it’s a sort of salon music for the present age, and that’s not bad at all. We can use some sophisticated divertissements. © 2007 Fanfare Read complete review

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