This certainly is one of the most powerful contemporary jazz albums the Latvian jazz scene has to offer.

Toms Lipskis, JazzIn Journal on “Locomotion!” (2017)

Here’s everything one could wish for – excellent technical mastery, original ideas, knowledge of the tradition and a fresh, contemporary approach, quality, freedom, inspiration. Highly complex yet a joy to listen.

Ilze Medne, Music Sun, Latvian Radio on “ABRA” (2015)

What sets Toms Rudzinskis’ Quartet apart is the structure of the music [..] modern jazz where one can combine freestyle, experimental avant-garde and traditional jazz freely [..] effective and easy-to-understand free rhythms, where deviations enter without breaking the overall atmosphere.

Jouko Kirstilä, Jazzrytmit, on Jazzukko festival (2018)

My most impressive discovery in Latvian jazz in the past years!

Edgars Raginskis, Latvian Radio 3 on “ABRA” (2015)

Superior quality. [..] virtuoso mastery with purpose.

Katri Kallionpää, Helsingin Sanomat on live show (2019)

The harmonic diversity of this album also delights the listener [..] the compositional mastery deserves praise, in separate music pieces it lets the harmony come to the forefront using minimal resources, or shows it with the help of respective melodic lines in the part of each music instrument.

Toms Lipskis, JazzIn Journal on “Locomotion!” (2017)

[..] musicians make a brave decision to demonstrate their mastery without the possibility to retouch imperfections with the help of contemporary technology. All of these musicians are high-class professionals, hence there was not a single doubt that they will brilliantly deal with this task.

Toms Lipskis, JazzIn Journal on Vinyl “Locomotion!” (2017)


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