About “Surely”/Makiko Hirabayashi Trio (Enja 2013) ….
Makiko Hirabayashi (p) Klavs Hovman (b) Marilyn Mazur (dr,perc,voc)
“Surely is a magnificent creation that stands resolutely defiant, beckoning while withholding its secrets.”
(***** All About Jazz, USA)
“Colourful, delicate, transperent, and self assured trio album.”
(***** GAFFA, DK)
“…listening to these three musicians is pure rapture … an album that is warm from the heart, more jazz-suite than new-bop, convincing in its dreamwalking togetherness.” (Nordische Musik,DE)
“…Makiko Hirabayashi’s piano playing is of stunning beauty” (Peter J. Korten – Jazzflits, NL)