French press has been seduced by Jazz Racine Haïti, and has warmly welcomed this new album. Morceaux choisis!
“In the 21st century, there is no better news for jazz music than Jacques Schwarz-Bart: A sound like a messenger of the Gods, a loyalty to the rhythms, an incandescent furor, a flexibility of melodies played right.” – Le Monde, Francis Marmande
“One of the most beautiful albums of the last decade, Jazz Racine Haiti is a vivid expression of ancestral memory, invention, dream, and prodigious lyricism.” – L’humanité, Fara C.
“Free, creative, emotional, JSB’s writing redefines voodoo ritual chants to give them there true status: they are the opera of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.” – Marianne, Frédérique Briard
“If this music is a celebration, it is one of osmosis, of shivering mysteries and of mystical quest. And if it’s jazz, it is the best.” – Jazz News, Christian Larrède
“On the tenor saxophone, Brother Jacques has reached a sovereign maturity, where intensity and relaxation mix, half way between Coltrane and Dexter Gordon.” – Jazz Magazine, Stéphane Olivier