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Review Quotes

CD REVIEWS

Robert Castelli´s Boom Quartet Live at Porgy & Bess Vienna

“an eclectic mix of very well written self penned numbers which range from a hint of Reggae through Funk Jazz, Spanish Guitar
to some excellent Free style Jazz. The composing and band leader skills makes this CD one of the most original CDs of the Year.
"Brilliant! A full 5 stars”
 
- Brian Soundy UK Jazz Radio & The Jazz Critic
"Robert Castelli/Boom Quartet Live at Porgy & Bess" (April 2010)
www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/robert-castelli-boom-quartet-live-at-porgy-bess-vienna/
"An unqualified, unimpeded parade of joyous song & motion!"
- T. Bruce Wittet, Editor in Chief Muzik Etc, Drums Etc magazines Canada
This is jazz that dances. The interaction, the improvisation & the bop are stuff of jazz night clubs, while the folkloric forms are alive
and vibrant. Consistantly joyful!"

- Halley Southgate, People Will Talk Media Scotland

Brecon Jazz Fest Aug 2010

"A thoroughly enjoyable set brought to a rousing finale w/Castelli´s infectious piece `African Dance.“ Good stuff!“
- Ian Mann   www.thejazzmann.com

Robert Castelli/Boom Quartet

UK Press & Reviews

”mixes witty melodies with tough swing and nasty funk” - Time Out London
“A feast of styles, from World Music to tasteful brushwork” - Rhythm Magazine UK
“massive energy!” - Lee Paterson, www.gogobetween.com (UK)
“solid groove. Tasteful playing. (Buy it)."  Brent Keefe, Drummer Mag UK
“...Amazing!”  - Gilad Atzmon, London Saxophonist

International Press & Reviews

“This isn’t smoothed out Los Angeles funk; this is get-down, get-greasy and get-dirty music that's still delivered with
finesse and invention” 
- John Kelman allaboutjazz.com (Canada), AbstractLogix.com (USA)
"fine arrangements & inspired soloing" -  Drums & Percussion Magazine (Germany)
"Solid grooves and wonderful texture make this a must have album from incredible drummer RobertCastelli."
- www.abstractlogix.com (USA)
“powerful groove, exciting sounds. Castelli has a bright future!” - Alfred Kondraf Concerto Magazine (Vienna)
"Castelli is a rare drummer, & rarely have there been such solid grooves, imaginative solos, and lush sonic textures since
Steve Kahn’s Eyewitness"

-T. Bruce Wittet Editor in Chief, Drums Etc (Canada), Associate Editor, Muzik Etc (Canada), staff writer,
Modern Drummer magazine (USA)