Horizons Ensemble (2008)
Quinsin Nachoff – soprano and tenor sax, compositions
Nathalie Bonin – violin I
Parmela Attariwala – violin II
Ernst Reijseger – cello
John Taylor – piano
This chamber jazz ensemble features the talents of legendary British pianist John Taylor, Dutch cellist Ernst Reijeseger and reunites Nachoff with Nathalie Bonin and Parmella Attariwala on violins for a series of beautifully poised performances of original compositions balancing improvisation and imaginatively written passages to stunning effect.
"Horizons Ensemble marks Nachoff as a major young jazz composer"
★★★★ (out of 4)
"Nothing about...Horizons Ensemble is typical from track to track, mirroring only itself, yet expansive in a way that's elemental."
"an enticing combination of plangent romanticism and dark percussive drama."
"'Horizons Ensemble' is one of the more serious sounding and successful units to emerge from the underground fully (in)formed."
Bruce Lee Gallanter
Downtown Music Gallery
"The balance the band brings is striking and profound; the music elevates and thrills with its resplendence."
"...an impressive, intense, and colorful musical experience..."
"...one of the revelations of the year..."
Jazzman Magazine (France)
"bold, diverse and filled with compelling counterpoint"
"This is a strong, intelligent musical statement."
"A voice distinguished from its peers and a composer to be reckoned with."
Citizen Jazz (France)