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Reviews and Press Quotes

Sirius Quartet Press Quotes

“Celebration” is an outstanding combination of Reid’s trio and the Sirius String quartet. The writing features the string quartet as well as the trio. Starting with the bass and piano figure, the composition continues to develop with musicality and beauty. Reid’s string orchestration and writing are superb. The trio develops a hard-swinging feel for Allee’s solo, and violinist Gregor Huebner performs a fluid improvisation over the main feel.
Ferell Aubre, The Jazz Word

“Seriously exciting, tuneful, sophisticated music. They’re the rare newschool chamber ensemble who can strike a chord with fans of heavy rock, psychedelia and jazz in addition to the indie classical crowd… there hasn’t been a string quartet album this exciting released in many months.” – New York Music Daily

“A unique blend of composition and improvisation… tasteful and inventive.” – DownBeat Magazine

“These are musicians who enter the very grain of the wood of their instruments… Each time their music is heard one can’t help being impressed by their devilishly good virtuosity.” – The Whole Note

“A string quartet with a difference… Its genre mix of odd meters, dissonance, romantic harmonies, jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms and abstract free improvisation gives the players ample opportunity to display both precision and reckless abandon… somewhere between the jazz focus of the Turtle Island Quartet and the New Music focus of the Kronos Quartet.” – All About Jazz

Gregor Huebner Press Quotes

Here is someone at work who wouldn’t dream of conforming to common clichés about the way jazz should be perceived these days. The fact that as a listener you stay with it with curiosity is a testimony to the spiritual power that emanates from this music. In fact, everything Gregor Huebner plays is quite unpretentious, one could also say just the way it should be.” – Piano News Magazine, review of Gregor Huebner — Piano Solo Preludes OP. 80

“You have to admire Gregor Huebner for his immense talent as a violinist and composer, prolific output and ingenious ways of bringing together jazz, classical and world music. You also have to admire him taking a stand and using his music to transcend xenophobia.” — The New York City Jazz Record

“Two terrific guests shared in the belated festivities at Birdland NY – trumpeter Randy Brecker and the violinist Gregor Huebner. … These stunning, seemingly effortless endeavors were punctuated by exquisite soloing by Huebner.” — All About Jazz

“Violinist Hübner has a great sound plus a ‘correct’ way of phrasing. His improvisations were technically stunning as well as musically rewarding.” — Jazzwise (UK)

Richie Beirach/Gregor Huebner Press Quotes

“Puis le violoniste Gregor Huebner, bientôt avec le seul soutien de la batterie. La pochette de Live at Birdland New York, enregistré dans le célèbre club les 25 et 26 août 2012, met en avant les noms de Beirach et Huebner, signe d’une collaboration depuis plus de vingt ans, mais c’est bien d’un allant collectif qu’il s’agit ici. En six plages, longues, mais sans longueurs”
Sylvain Siclier, Le Monde

If you like exciting, small group jazz, played by absolute masters at the peak of their art, and if you are planning to buy only one CD this year, then make it this one. For this disc – issued to mark the 70th birthday of pianist Beirach and the 50th of violinist Huebner – is the most engaging small group recording I’ve heard in recent times.”
John Watson, Jazzcamera UK
“Le strutture armoniche di Bach e Bartòk veicolano improvvisazioni assai fluide, e se il trio pianistico prende il sopravvento per lunghi tratti, sono gli interventi del violinista tedesco e di un Randy Brecker in gran forma a far drizzare le orecchie, per un album che evita la benchè minima traccia di noia per tutta la sua durata.

Incisione naturale, e tentazione di premere immediatamente il tasto repeat dopo l’ultimo applauso degli avventori del Birdland.”
Fabio Chiarini, Tracce di Jazz


El Violin Latino Press Quotes

“As close to reality is that Gregor Huebner has an emotional spiritual versatility that leads him to make wonderful performances, with his violin, chamber music, orchestral and bands. What is sensational Latin Jazz”.
Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe March 2016

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