Press Quotes

‘Empirical are among the most admired and individual-sounding bands in contemporary jazz. […] As anyone who has heard the band live will know, their approach is so fresh and their sound so appealing that there’s never a dull moment. Much of this is down to the instrumentation of alto saxophone, vibraphone, bass and drums, which has the lightness and clarity to convey quite adventurous ideas without losing the listener along the way.’ (The Observer)

‘Empirical flirt with nostalgia, while living on the edge of experimentation.’ (Jazzwise)

‘[Empirical] has a recognisable signature sound. They don’t get caught up in a thicket of their own improvisational energies, but always maintain a lightness and transparency, even in the freest of improvisational moments.’ (FonoForum)

‘[Empirical] espouse a playful style of jazz that is full of surprising changes both rhythmically and melodically and, at times, reaches an almost merciless intensity – but is consistently marked by an exceptional technical brilliance.’ (Weser Kurier)

‘Empirical have become fascinating and fearless’ (The Guardian)

‘(Empirical) continue to display a fiercely imaginative sensibility, producing music as challenging and stimulating as anything on the international scene’ (MOJO Magazine)


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