High Wall: Real Life Film Noir
"...soars to new heights"
-Reese Erlich,Public Radio
Pianist Vuckovich Finds Truth, Beauty in the Darkness"
-Art Tashiro, Film Noir Foundation Interview,
Film Noir Foundation Interview Article
"Vuckovich's craft boasts a myriad of elemental components.
Young pianists take heed! Check out his charismatic
delivery, largely designed upon asymmetrical, yet poignant fusions
of finesse and muscle."
-Glenn Astarita, JazzReview.com
"Vuckovich does many dazzling technical things ... the trio
dates are expertly done, and the occasional quintet pieces
-Ron Wynn - RIFFS Nashville Daily News
"... a classy jazz piano date...elegant and earthy with a surprising amount of funk...a real winning date."
-Chris Spector, Midwest Record
"A gorgeous follow-up to Vuckovich's critically acclaimed
2006 CD, Street Scene .. there is no holding back on this disc.."
-Tom Henry, The Toledo Blade
musical cohesion is truly something special...Vuckovich also
works through Coltrane's blazing hot Locomotion."
-Jordan Richardson, BC Music
Street Scene has reached the #1
Spot on XM Satellite Radio.
Street Scene has reached the #10 spot on the 'JazzWeek' radio charts.
"For lovers of piano trios, this album is a must...all tracks on this impeccable recording are highly recommended"
-Ed Trefzger, Jazzweek JazzWeek.com
"One of his finest showcases...swinging, boppish and inventive"
-Scott Yanow, AMG Allmusicguide.com
"He adorns (his
ballads) with lustrous harmonies and decorates with runs
that lace through his chords like bright ribbons"
"heartfelt exuberance...lovely piano work...fervent solos...digs deep into the pocket...
drenched in the blues...emotive reading of Miles Davis' "Blue in Green"...
high level of musicianship...features the pianist's broad range"
-Mark F. Turner, allaboutjazz.com
REUNION has reached the #24 spot on the JazzWeek Charts.
"...Vuckovich authentically demonstrates the essence of world-class swing..." "...his piano is simply elegant and masterful..."
"Reunion is a double treat for those looking for jazz and vocals that speak of a great era of music that is still in tune today."
--Mark F. Turner AllAboutJazz.com (link to full review)
"Larry Vuckovich, who sounds perfectly at home in all of these settings, has suceeded in recording one of his best all-round sets"
--Scott Yanow Cadence 2004
"Vuckovich's reunion with Hendricks is destined for classic status, an elixir CD that anyone interested in staying around for a while should own"
--Bob Gish Jazz Improv Magazine
"We were half way into the first track Lester Leaps In, and we knew we were on to something special...
A session of classic joyful jazz"
--Oscar Groomes O's Place
"It's so refreshing to find out that music is still so beautiful. It sounds so nice. I'm happy to learn there are still people around that can play like this."
- - Barry Harris, jazz pianist nonpareil
"It's a superb CD. That album sounds like a bunch of the cats-Prez, Jo Jones, Buddy Tate, Basie, Walter Page, and Freddie Green played five shows at the Apollo and went down to the studio and made the album. Everybody sounds like the real thing, they're the real cats, and I'd be proud to play with them any day. The tenors sound authentic and beautiful. It has all the flavor and atmosphere of that music."
- - Jon Hendricks, acclaimed jazz vocalist
"One of the happier surprises of the Monterey Festival...exuberant swing... joy to hear...get this CD!"
- - Scott Yanow, jazz critic (read more..)
"A heart felt tribute to Lester Young...this sextet sounds and swings like a big band,reminding me of Basie's Kansas City Seven...this is a splendid disc...
I warmly recommend this"
- -Michael Bailey, Allaboutjazz.com