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Sept. 2017 Downbeat Cover

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EDITOR'S PICK

Now, with the release of Clean—which brings together his jazz, classical and pop influences—I find myself fascinated with every aspect of this ascending bandleader’s musicianship. Indeed, Clean is an inspired work of art with an organic flow that belies its heady origins. -Ed Enright

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SPOTIFY STATE OF JAZZ

The Generator and I Am An American from 2017's Clean where added to the Spotify Curated Playlist State of Jazz garnering over 140k streams. 

Bandcamp best of 2017

BANDCAMP
BEST OF 2017

Chamber music, Kendrick Lamar, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich all influence this excellent new session from Paul Jones. What’s particularly fascinating is the way their influence is a subtle one: a pulsing undercurrent of rhythm, a perpetual layering of harmonic progressions, melodies that are both intricately detailed and powerfully addictive, a structure of pieces intimating a storytale narrative. -Dave Sumner

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ALL ABOUT JAZZ
BEST OF 2017

There's no shortage of ambition in all of this, but ambition doesn't go anywhere on its own. Humanity carries ambition forward, and Paul Jones brings an extraordinary human quality to bear in this most enterprising work. -Dan Bilawsky

DOWNBEAT
4 STARS
BEST OF 2015

Jones and his ensemble shift moods with throttle-forward speed, revealing so many musical possibilities right off the bat that the listener gets the impression that anything can happen. -Anthony Dean-Harris

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DOWNBEAT
4 STARS
BEST OF 2017

It’s the work of a composer who has brilliant things to say and a captivating way of saying them. -Brian Zimmerman