Reviews of the Tony Woods Project:

★★★★ (the Guardian)
★★★★ (Jazzwise)
★★★★ (The Jazzmann)
★★★★ (Jazz Journal)

“Emotional and warmly personal music” (the Guardian)

“powerful and affecting music.” (Chris Parker)

“Combines a jazz edge with the melodic zest of folk…delightful.” (BBC Radio 3)

“colourful, evocative music from one of the most distinctive groups on the UK Jazz scene.” (The JazzMann)

“Definitely jazz for the 21st century (Jazz Journal)

“Woods is phenomenal” (BBC Music Magazine)

“European sensibility and American grooves united.” (JazzUK)

Reviews of latest album Hidden Fires:

★★★★ “Unique” (Jazzwise)

★★★★ “Woods’ writing is colourful, imaginative and inventive and the way in which he brings his various influences together to create a seamless whole is frequently masterful” (The Jazzmann)

“Understatedly emotional and warmly personal music.” (John Fordham, the Guardian)

“Powerful” (Sandy Brown Jazz)

“Wonderful” (Surrey Hills Radio)

“Inimitable” (Howard Lawes, London Jazz News)

See full reviews HERE/HERE/HERE

Reviews of Home Thoughts by Michael Garrick

“Simply gorgeous music…this is a little gem” Duncan Heining (Jazzwise Magazine, August 2012)

“A gorgeous valediction for the late pianist” (Jazz UK Magazine Aug/Sep 2012)

“One to watch out for” (Bob Sinfield, Jazz FM)

“Great vocalist… beautifully sung and played by the Michael Garrick Lyric Ensemble” (Claire Martin, Jazz LineUp BBC Radio 3)

See full reviews HERE/HERE/HERE

Reviews of Kwartet

“Spirited” **** (Jazz Journal)

“This is unpretentiously joyous music-making” (John Fordham, The Guardian)

“A deeply charming disc” (Robert Shore, Jazzwise Magazine)

Number Two in the JAZZ CDs CHART!

See full reviews HERE/HERE/HERE

Reviews of Forlana by the Avalon Trio

“The pastoral tunes of early 20th century English composers are beautifully reworked by the Avalon Trio…full of open, spacious melody, never losing sight of the originals.”
(Dave Gelly, The Observer)

“Imaginative…engaging trio.”  (John Fordham, the Guardian)

“The album Forlana sounds beautiful.” (Julian Joseph, BBC Radio 3, Jazz Line Up)

“…the players strike a handsome balance between honouring the clean, memorable melodic lines of the originals and using them as the basis for some splendidly restrained improvisatory work.” (Robert Shore, Jazzwise Magazine)

“Woods is a wonderfully articulate player who always brings a lyrical quality to his solos, whether blowing cool or hot” (Peter Bacon, the Jazz Breakfast)

“An impressive piece of chamber jazz that impresses with its arrangements, playing and production values. There’s plenty of improvisation here for jazz fans to get their teeth into.” (Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann)

“A model of taste and restraint.”
(John Eyles, BBC Music Review)

“Passionate….and bouyant.”
(Tony Augarde, Music Web International)