Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit
"I love this album. It’s only two long songs (one 12 minutes and the other almost 9) but any time you listen to a record and it makes you smile, feel intrigued and challenges you is a good thing in my book. -Free Jazz Blog"
Air and Light and Time and Space
"This band is not about the work of individuals but far more about nine musicians working together and pulling in the same direction to produce a collective triumph. Time and again, the music boils up into thrilling climaxes that set the pulse racing. Live, this must have been one hell of a gig to attend! Happily, this excellent recording has captured it well and conveys its excitement."
Philosophy of Sound
Peter Brötzmann Trio
"Nilssen-Love is indeed the focal point of this trio, fueling and balancing the stormy attacks of Brötzmann and Kondo with enough energy to light all of the Tokyo metropolis. Eyal Hareuveni, The Free Jazz Collective"
Live In Tel Aviv
Peter Brötzmann, Steve Swell, Paal Nilssen-Love
"If ever a group deserved the title of “free jazz power trio,” it would be this one. Legendary reedist Brötzmann, American trombonist Steve Swell, and the mighty Nilssen-Love have been playing together since early 2015, and have two masterful live sets under their belt, Krakow Nights and Live in Copenhagen. Both of those recordings boast a dense, muscular, yet occasionally free-wheeling sound that, in many ways, perfectly encapsulates just what these three players are all about - namely, raw power and fierce creativity. Live in Tel Aviv, which documents an October ‘16 performance by the trio, is the perfect entry-point for those who might be intimidated by the relatively long lengths of those prior albums - at only three-quarters of an hour, it is a thrilling condensation of the group’s strengths (Derek Stone, The Free Jazz Collective) "