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"... Sassoon’s capacity to sustain interest without resorting to licks, tricks or slickness of any kind is remarkable. Its more as if an essence has been distilled to the point where sound becomes a sensory trigger for all kinds of memories, thoughts and feelings. Beautifully produced, played and executed and most of all, music of rare beauty."
Duncan Heining **** Jazzwise Magazine
“A solo performance by any of these exceptional musicians would have an audience spellbound;
together, they seemed capable of miracles..."
(James Griffiths ***** The Guardian - on Azilut!)
"Julie Sassoon, a pianist of astonishing resources, applies a concentrated beam of intelligence to everything she does ...
an earnest, brilliantly gifted player..."
(Mike Butler **** Jazz UK)
Julie's music "possesses spiritual depth and a special lyricism entirely of its own."
“a superb, hard-edged, vigorous improviser as well as a mesmeric solo performer.”
(Chris Parker - Vortex Gig Review)
"...What is unquestionable is the emotional commitment of Sassoon’s performance, in which raw instinct and trained musicality combine to create something new, and it feels like the most natural thing in the world..."
(City Life Magazine)
"British Jazz at its creative best..."
"Exciting and alive, Azilut! have a way of engaging with the emotions that gives them potentially universal appeal.
If the Mercury judges fail to appreciate that, it's all our loss."
(Mike Butler - City Life Magazine)
"...full of witty improvisation and brilliant writing. It's fresh as tomorrow's paper yet firmly in the jazz tradition."
Jack Massarik - London Evening Standard
Review - Julie Sassoon at Now's The Time 2/ South Bank - Royal Festival Hall London
Julie Sassoon: Kippenheim – Manchester – Berlin
(written for the Kristallnacht Commemoration Ceremony - Nov 2011)
Sassoon..." konnte so ihre Kenntnisse der Klaviermusik des 20. Jahrhunderts von Maurice Ravel über Eric Satie und Igor Stravinski bis zu Zitaten aus Bela Bartóks „Mikrokosmos“ – problemlos einbringen..."