"righteous little whirlwind"
NEW YORK TIMES:
"richly textured and often wonderfully evocative, a celebration of cultural diversity and thematic exploration."
"...defies easy characterization...effective, evocative..."
NEW YORK RADIO WKZE:
„fresh and worldclass!“
ALL ABOUT JAZZ:
"Weber's lines are like those of an expressionist painter: forthright, dark, maybe looking ragged up close, but with a fine sense of composition when you step back. Maybe a little like Thelonious Monk or Don Pullen, except that he doesn't sound specifically like either of them. The sound will sit well with admirers of Brad Mehldau, with whom Weber shares the same heavy touch on the keys, and the same omnivorous musical appetite."
"dynamic, mature ideas, fresh and innovative"
"Stille und Überschwang, Nachdenklichkeit und Verspieltheit, bluesige Themen und Stilzitate aus Barock und Klassik werden mit einer Reife, Tiefe und Dialogintensität zusammengebracht, daß Vergleiche mit Weltstars wie Brad Mehldau viel Stoff hergeben"
"Blurring lines between melody and pure color, between form and abstraction, and ultimately between jazz and chamber music"
“Minsarah, with Jeff Denson on bass, Florian Weber on piano and Ziv Ravitz on drums is one of the most interesting and compelling piano trios performing today.”
”...Their music is fresh, spontaneous and challenging. I hold them and their music in a very high regard…”
—John Taylor –
“Florian Weber met his partners, bassist Jeff Denson and drummer Ziv Ravitz, while studying in the U.S.A. After they were introduced to one another, they formed a trio, which communicates and plays together so well that they seem to trust each other blindly … Listening to the trio’s CD (which is like a journey through the land of creativity) you will witness breathtaking technique, perfect timing, and great melodic richness; experimental techniques are utilized to build a perfectly-formed arc whose climax exhibits vivid expression and strength.”
—Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen, Jazz Podium magazine-
Minsarah is one of the one of the most exciting formations that modern jazz has to offer. If you go by the applause of the audience this expectation wasn’t disappointed.
...No effects or show just the finest quality – there is hardly any formation who embodies this better than Minsarah….the little things, the finest, the best.
“Minsarah the German-Israeli-American piano trio presented us with a very intense and unbelievingly individualist, contemporary jazz. A new discovery.”
—Neue Ruhr Zeitung Newspaper-
“The Trio provided listeners with lyrical (sensual) and partly meditative arrangements of a fulfilling jazz. Every piece of these young jazz players presented ongoing changes from dramatic to deep emotional tones, which created intense passages of music. Minsarah presented itself to be a first class Trio just by the interaction of the musicians. The audience could tell that Minsarah had something to say with their music.”
—Rheinische post Newspaper-
"nicht nur cool sondern einfach genial."
-Barbara Steingiesser, Rheinische Post-