“This is clearly one the most important pieces of music in any genre to appear this year. It is stunning and unlike almost anything else you’ve likely heard.”
“She is the queen of jazz fusion at the moment, and her band is as tight as can be possibly be.”
“This is enchanting, late night music that floats on the liminal space between dreams and reality. And for sheer, unconquered beauty, there are few albums of any genre that reach these heady heights. Ahmed, in diving deep within herself, comes back up for air with a mysterious, wondrous artefact humming in her hands.”
“Rich, powerful, colourful, exciting and highly evocative. Ahmed’s most ambitious and most successful work to date has the feel of a ‘major statement’ about it.”
“Yazz Ahmed’s atmospheres are lush, inventive, enticing and an impressive, progressive distillation of her many influences. In short – spellbinding.”
“Is there a more imaginative, inspirational and visionary musician working in the UK today than the British/Bahraini trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer, Yazz Ahmed? If there is, I’d be interested to know.”
“If La Saboteuse receives the response it deserves, Ahmed will be hailed as a modern jazz visionary and one of the genre’s most sought after talents.”
“Even if you’re not familiar or terribly interested in jazz, Ahmed’s music deserves your attention, and she’ll most likely make you second guess your thoughts on jazz.”
"Music that is as hybrid as it is bold."
“its potent mix of post-bop lyricism and modern fusion soundscaping makes connections with both head and heart.”
“..Yazz Ahmed is part of a glimmering new constellation in the jazz firmament.”
"Ahmed’s playing seemed flawless and her tone mellifluous."
"Her set was an ethereal experience."
“…let Ahmed take you on a beautiful journey of forward-thinking jazz compositions.”
"Ahmed has a true tone and spins long lines over complex, self-penned structures."