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A rock of counterpoint, funk and swing Financial Times, London

“Zembla Variations” Selected Best New Releases 2012-Album of the Year, New York City Jazz Record

Das ist wirklich eine Topband, nicht zuletzt durch den Bassisten Josh Ginsburg, der wohl die nächsten fünf Jahre in Berlin eine neue Richtschnur spannt.  Dietmar Liste, (concert with Kalle Kalima, Peter Weniger, and Heinrich Köbberling)

“Vigorously fresh compositions...Top- drawer acoustic jazz from the still swinging heart of the tradition.” ★★★★ Cormac Larkin, Irish Times

“Remarkably alive and passionate.” Canadian Audiophile

“...reveal(s) itself in gradually unfolding layers” ★★★½ JazzTimes

“(Ginsburg) defines a modern, personal version of the concept of swing” Jazzmozaïek (Belgium)

“Each song attacks in a different way, but held together by Ginsburg’s consistently inventive ways...Non-linear, twisting and punchy melodies are often matched to conventional tempos and at other times, tricky time signatures are married to straightforward melodies. The meticulousness of big band arrangements find their way into every song, so it’s easy to forget there’s just four of them performing...a fully realized debut that manages to entertain while it goes exploring” SomethingElse!.com

“...with Royston leading the way, the tune explodes out of the speakers, leaving the listener exhilarated. People complain that jazz is not relevant or exciting - those folks need to sit down for a generous helping of Josh Ginsburg's ‘Zembla Variations.’ Intelligent, melodic, exciting, mature 21st Century music that makes one smile.”

“rewards repeated listening.”

“uncanny rhythmic sensibility”

“From the sound to the harmony, from the compositions to the pathos, everything is under control and under the fingers of Ginsburg & Co.“★★★★ All About Jazz Italia