16th January 2018: ★★★★ from All About Jazz for Jure Pukl & Matija Dedić’s Hybrid + latest reviews from UK, Germany, France & Norway

Hybrid  an energized and impassioned studio session from New York-based Slovenian saxophonist Jure Pukl, Croatian pianist Matija Dedić, bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Johnathan Blake with guest Melissa Aldana.

Here is a selection of the latest glowing reviews in for Hybrid. Click the links for full reviews or to learn more about the publications:

“​This excellent album clearly demonstrates that he​ [Pukl]​ has arrived at peak maturity. Additionally, the recording clearly benefits from Matija Dedić’s input and the respective contributions of this team of highly talented musicians.​”
★★★★​ All About Jazz (full review)​

“A studio session full of passion and energy.”
Rheinmain magazine (website)

“The musicianship is of the highest order and the compositions both creative and listenable.”
Jazz Journal (website)

“A fast swinging excursion through harmonically adventurous territory.”
Jazz Views (full review)

 

“An exciting project… Eclectic yet cohesive.”
Culture Jazz (FR) (full review)

“Impressive post modern tones.”
Jazz Weekly (full review)

“Energy, boundless improvisation, even urgent… An excellent calling card for aspiring musicians.”
Musik Reviews (DE)  (website)

“Modern, acoustic jazz with nice sequences.”
Salt Peanuts (full review)

“Pukl switches back and forth between tenor and soprano, but no matter what he’s playing, he’s got a thoughtful and introspective approach to the horn that’s complemented by the pianist and the rhythm section.”
Stereogum (full review)

“Fiery improvisations and a respect for tradition combine in this spontaneous, contemporary work.”
CD Aktuell (website)

“Full of verve and vitality.”
Jazz Zeitung (website)

“Fresh, searching and incorporating influences from various genres… all performed with sophistication and passion.”
Musik an Sich (website)

“Compact, energetic, modern jazz with sweeping, sometimes stormy solos.”
Sound & Image (website)

“Fast paced, pioneering and testimony to how ambitious, young musicians can modernize this genre.”
Musik Reviews (DE) (website)