Jazz Album of The Year
— Mojo
Quinn takes the honours; a startlingly fresh and deeply individual talent
— MOJO
Justin Quinn’s Bakehouse – 2005

#1 JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mojo
“A tremendous new talent”
Mojo
“Quinn’s playing is enthralling throughout and gives the group’s elegantly wrought music much cohesion”
Record Collector
“Eloquent original pieces ... A debut of undeniable promise”
Echoes
“Another new UK-based band turning heads with its music”
Record Collector
“Marvellous compositions”
Mojo
“Justin Quinn’s Bakehouse is remarkable”
Mojo
“Convincingly jagged, serene, tranquil, provocative, reassuring and strangely beautiful all at once”
Mojo
“Quinn takes the honours; a startlingly fresh and deeply individual talent”
Mojo
”This is an impressive debut, strong on subtlety and song writing.”
Jazzwise
”An extremely promising debut from someone who, as well as being an accomplished guitarist, knows a thing or two about how to create music that sings, soars and tells stories.”
Jazzwise
“Bakehouse deserves to find a place on the post-modern jazz lovers’ shelves around John Scofield and Bill Frisell.”
Jazz Review
“A lovely rounded voice... notes fall from the instrument like dripping mercury.”
Jazz Review
“Before I forget turns out to be a subtle grower, its insistent harmonies layered on top of repeated phrases, insinuating in the ear.”
Jazz Review
“Quinn has a nice line in small-group composition”
The guardian
“There’s a striking maturity to new London band Bakehouse”
Jazzwise
“I’m already looking forward to the next Bakehouse CD.”
Jazz Review
“Before I Forget is an angular, classy piece of work.” Guitar and Bass Review
“Quinn weaves melodic lines in and around textural soundscapes in a fresh invigorating manner that’ll convince you that jazz guitar has a real future in the 21st century”
Guitar and Bass
“Jazz how it should be...lame description, just get it.”
etherbeat.com
“...it had a more slippery and elusive charm of its own. The playing is beautifully fluid and sometimes exhuberant, but mostly it is the lush, impressionistic mood that stands out most.” www.inleagewithpaton.blogspot.com

The Teak Project - 2008

“At last – an East-meets-West to be proud of”
Songlines
“sweetly serene and melodic”
The Independent
“An outstanding debut”
Jazzwise
“incendiary rhythmic exchanges and lightening melodic invention. They deliver all this with fresh and exciting verve”
Time-Out
“a series of lovely, intricate, dialogues featuring hypnotic ostinatos and expressive improvisations”
Mojo
“a combination of virtuoso technique, delicate understatement and
absolutely sheer emotional honesty in the performance gives you The
Teak Project”
BBC6 Music - Tom Robinson
“Teak unfurls a sophisticated yet earthy sound that extends the Indo-jazz legacy without cliché or complacency”
Echoes
“beautifully nuanced interplay, wonderful control of dynamics and subtle drama”
Birmingham post
“The devilish complexity of the music does nothing to detract from its sweetness and serenity”
Manchester Evening News
“...an artful balance between intricate scored lines and flighty
improvisations” The Guardian