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...what the critics are saying about Gary Versace...

 

"...(Versace) has recently been making big noise around town (NYC) with his Hammond organ..."

- The New Yorker.

 

"I love unusual harmony, and (Versace) has got some very thoughtful and different ideas about chord structure. He is endlessly inventive. He does a lot of fresh things - he really has an extraordinary talent."

- jazz pianist and NPR radio host Marian McPartland.

 

"...a star on the rise - clearly someone to watch..."

- All About Jazz.

 

"Versace is a member of that new breed of organists extending the tradition in their own personal way."

- Cadence Magazine.

 

"...adventurous, joyous...Versace's very light, deft touch was featured sufficiently to showcase his wide ranging influences and phenomenal technique."

- Times Colonist (Victoria, B.C.)

 

"...his (Versace's) abstract sense of musical suggestion is continued evidence of a significant musical voice gaining ground at almost warp speed."

- John Kelman, All About Jazz.com

 

"Versace has the crystal clear technique of a classically trained musician combined with a mind for improvisational exploration..."

- Willamette Week, Portland, OR.

 

"...over the course of the disc (Loren Stillman's 'It Could Be Anything', Fresh Sound Records), Versace's tasteful, in-control soloing vies with Stillman's for lyrical dominance."

- Jeff Stockton, All About Jazz: New York

 

"...'I Don't Need No Doctor,' highlighted by a wonderful exchange between Scofield and keyboardist Gary Versace..."

-concert review, Casino de Lac Leamy - Gatineau, QC

 

"...organist Versace plays a key role in providing the provocative harmonies and throbbing, sub-harmonic textures that, together with (Dan) Weiss' driving beat, propel Rez (Abbasi) to new and adventurous heights on 'Snake Charmer.'"

-Bill Milkowski, noted jazz critic and author.
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