"The musicians play the notes effortlessly intertwine with each other: it becomes a round whole."Jazzenzo, 02-4-2013
The musicians play the notes effortlessly intertwine with each other: it becomes a round whole.
A winning set throughout that jaded ears will embrace.
a nicely balanced, engaging set
Dynamic variation and the shifting roles of soloist and accompanist continually gratify. Burger's admirable use of space lets Magnusson and LaBarbera bubble up from within the ensemble ... a great blessing to pianist and listener alike
The L.A. Sessions get better with each play.
The interplay [drummer (Labarbera) and bassist (Magnusson)] with pianist Markus Burger is exemplary.
Brawny bass tones undergird the ensemble like strong, pliable floor joists and LaBarbera engages in exciting metric dialogue on rhythm tunes.
... infectious, well-crafted compositions played by a stellar trio.
All About Jazz, 29-10-2012
... an unbelievably good trio jazz album
I Dig Jazz, 23-10-2012
Markus Burger is, like so many of today's jazz people, classically trained and it shows in his impeccable renditions of his own and other's compositions.
BeBop Spoken Here, 17-10-2012
All in all, this is a remarkably good outing...
Audiophile Audition, 16-10-2012
New sounds... There is nothing that excites me more than stumbling on to an artist that has taken the time to develop their own voice.
Critical Jazz, 10-10-2012
"Morning Smile" is an elegant ballad that closes the album, leaving the listener wanting more.
All Music, 04-6-2012