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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT PAUL TOBEY
Pianist-composer Paul Tobey, judging from Street Culture, may well turn out to be the next distinctive jazz pianist to emerge from Canada…On these tracks, and others throughout this diverse, outstanding album, Paul Tobey leaves no doubts about his Street credibility.”
–Drew Wheeler, CDNOW Senior Editor-Jazz
“Tobey is light and exceedingly quick at the keyboard — his right hand’s a real marvel – while Murley, in exceptional form, moves between cloaked lyricism and naked expression in several startling solos.” –The Globe and Mail,
“The twelve songs on the CD are all Tobey originals, mostly mid- to up-tempo stuff, very energetic, spontaneous, with a distinctly “now” sound to them, with some great blowing, and some joyously inventive piano work from one of the most original and talented young pianists of the day. I don’t know what kind of an audience he has, but he deserves a huge one.” –The American Reporter
“4 Stars…this quartet is filled with not only boundless energy, but with the ability to play the quiet sentiment and rhythmic language that allows their listeners to connect to the remarkably detailed imagery Tobey has composed and is improvising. Beautiful melodies and a lyrical approach to the compositions are elements that also make Tobey’s music interesting and should garner him loyal fans.” –All Music Guide
“The CD represents the arrival of a mature artist with not only a performance capacity of the highest level but also the compositional imagination for a varied repertoire through the album’s hour-long excursion… who individualistically honors the jazz tradition, even as he extends it.”
–Don Williamson, All About Jazz
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