testimonials for Brian Kellock

  • There's a staggering power in his playing that's miles from the jazz tutored, ever so-slightly polite jazz pianists you'll find up and down the country.....amid the furious intellectual energy of his solos, there's plenty of rough, fuzzy edges: pumping out big thumpy distorted chord clusters and kaleidoscopic blurs of sound...it's a blistering collection...dont be surprised to see him leapfrog London and find himself on a bigger international stage.

    John Lewis, Time Out

  • His energised playing bubbles over with imagination and wit as he switches from crashing chords to fluid keyboard flurry, exploring the variables of dexterous flair and gutsy fervour.

    Evening Standard

  • This disc is a representation of the breadth of pianist Brian Kellock's formidable skills. They range from torrential McCoy Tyner outpourings of streaming runs and incandescent chords, to storming boogie-like unaccompanied journeys ...,fast, muttering bebop......, and highly lyrical and fragile ballad playing ...it's the kind of fresh take on swing and chordal improvising that keeps reinvigorating the music....Kellock's fertile imagination, technique and musical intelligence.....this is a real cracker of an unpretentious jazz jam.

    John Fordham , The Guardian