Fred Lonberg-Holm / Luis Lopes / Ståle Liavik Solberg
""Throughout they keep things intense and emotional. They don't spoil their energy but channel it in over the top manoeuvres during their dangerous mission. For sure, they know what mission they are on." -vital Weekly"
Bridges Freeze Before Roads
Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet
"Four individual voices overlapping in convulsive fragmentations, yet never exceeding the threshold of a barely disturbed imperturbability; even if Lonberg-Holm is indicated as the “leader”, this is pure and simple “anarchic democracy”. The abundant fruits generated by the artistic sensitiveness brought in by Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet, Glenn Kotche on percussion and Jason Roebke on bass are tangible since the very first listen; the development of a common, if atypical language seems to be the only thing that matters for this quartet. -Massimo Ricci"
Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio
"Terminal Valentine is Lonberg-Holm's third album in a series originally inspired by the work of cellist Fred Katz, best known as a member of Chico Hamilton's visionary 1950s chamber jazz quintet. A Valentine for Fred Katz (Atavistic, 2002) and Other Valentines (Atavistic, 2005) preceded this date, with each succeeding album making subtle, creative inroads along the way. -Troy Collins, All About Jazz"
Lisboa / Moiré Studies
Fred Lonberg-Holm/Simon Camatta & Chris Pitsiokos/Florian Walter
"SIDE A duo by Fred Lonberg-Holm and Simon Camatta and SIDE B is Chris Pitsiokos and Florian Walter."
Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Fast Citizens
"Fast Citizens continues to forge its own direction, reaching beyond formulaic conventions to embrace new forms. –All About Jazz"
Frode Gjerstad & Fred Lonberg- Holm
""A live recording from Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2017 between frequent collaborators, Norwegian improviser Frode Gjerstad on reeds and Chicago improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics, their second FMR album as a duo, alongside their work in the Cello Quartet and VCDC, showing the progression of their dynamic and fascinating dialog." - Squidco"
Frode Gjerstad / Fred Lonberg-Holm / William Parker / Steve Swell
"On the day of the recording, William set the tone by bringing a whole arsenal of instruments including flutes, tuba, cornet and, of course, his bass, while. Fred brought his cello and electronics, Steve, his trombone and some mutes and I brought what I had with me, which was my sax and clarinet. What we created was far from the drummerless free-jazz session I expected. But the great thing about working with good friends is that together we found and delivered something special! I have known these gentlemen for many years, but I never heard them play this way before."
Jaap Blonk, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang
"Cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and percussionist Michael Zerang have collaboratively joined forces before, but the addition of Dutch vocalist Jaap Blonk is a wonderful complement to the Chicago duo. Blonk, of course, is much more than your usual "singer, " as the sounds he caresses from his vocal chords are utterly unconventional and strikingly unique. He is literally a one-man band, reaching into a bag of bizarre blips and pops, wonderfully complementing his colleagues. Lonberg-Holm and Zerang have mastered their crafts so well that they almost sound as one. Transforming the cello into a wildly, freestyle machine, Lonberg-Holm creates a unique blend of noise and scratches into which Zerang holds on and digs. The results are totally satisfying, and each of the ten tracks glows with highlights. ~Steven A. Loewy"