“The quartet has fascinating solo lines from saxophonist Carlquist who plays in a soft focus manner that recalls Zoot Sims and Lester Young at times”
Derek Ansell – Jazz Journal, UK 2016
“Carlquist’s clarinet is warm and woody on the moody “Sad Walk, ” graceful on “Brash” and rich with just Galvez’s bass and hints of Heredia’s tomtoms on “ Just Duo.” With Carlquist on tenor, the team bounces with delight-“
“Carlquist who also engineered the CD, is an excellent Stan Getz-inspired player whose cool tone and lightly swinging playing are particularly prominent on “Journey Back” and “Letter To J.L.”
Scott Yanow – Los Angeles Jazz Scene, 2016
“Ten years ago a saxophone player from Sweden landed in Barcelona and soon became one of the mainstays of the new jazz events in our city. Fredrik Carlquist is now considered one of the major horn players on our scene, a precise and versatile saxophonist”
El Periódico/ Time Out – Barcelona,Spain.
“It’s a light melodic music that bubbles up, where Fredrik’s cool tenor puts a lyrical touch to the menu. Unfortunately one doesn’t come around this kind of cool jazz too often nowadays.” Dig Jazz, Sweden.
“Blau records sent me your fantastic CD – we are adding at least 5 songs from it to our playlist. Your playing is superb. Such a unique, memorable style. And the production level and value on the CD is impeccable.” Radio Station The JazzGroove, Los Angeles.
“Fredrik Carlquist is releasing a new album and as the title suggests Carlquist plays cool on the disc. The Cool Jazz style always had a special place in my heart and Carlquist’s playing immediately appeals to me. It offers enjoyable cool tunes and great playing from all musicians. One cannot ask for more!” Orkesterjournalen, Sweden.
“Though most North Americans jazz fans may not have heard of Fredrik Carlquist he’s definitely deserving a wider recognition. Fans of Paul Desmond’s recordings of the 1970’s will find this album right up their alley and any fan of jazz in general will find something to enjoy on each and every tune”
Just Jazz Guitar, Canada.