LJN’s Mike Collins writes, “What kept bringing me back to listen however, was the emotion and lyricism in Hobgood’s playing. That combined with the creative arranging and fine playing of the ensemble make this a release well worth seeking out.”
Matthew Ruddick writes, “Hobgood has given us pleasing musical textures in abundance here, and his new album is highly recommended.”
Five Stars from BBC Music Magazine!
The FT’s Mike Hobart writes, “Laurence Hobgood’s delicately crafted improvisations give the album a gravitas that stands up to scrutiny.”
Sandy Brown Jazz writes, “With tesseterra, Laurence Hobgood has managed that rather rare beast, a successful integration of classical and jazz styles of music. But there is something more important: in an introductory video to the album, Hobgood quotes Duke Ellington saying that there are only two categories of music, good and bad. In the end, these are the only two categories that matter; and tesseterra is undoubtedly good music.”
Jazzwise Magazine says, “It’s sophisticated, inventive, never obvious.”
“Grammy-winning Jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood and his amazing trio — Jared Schonig, drums, and Matthew Clohesy, bass — made their Kahilu Theatre debut last Sunday, and the music is still playing in my head.”