"...Of great strength is the introduction to Alexander (where the interplay with Videen's alto sax reaches heights of touching fascination), but even more so are the wrapping spirals of "Just Add Water", a very convincing example of fusion between jazz and post-rock
""Just Add Water", where improvisation is a riotous living body that struggles to come back willingly to more canonical forms, in some cases intertwined with that rock that we have so called "post "..."
"Just Add Water" offers well-constructed music, alternating episodes of different moods and ideas... Soffiato's sounds mysteriously introduce "Alexander": the guitar sounds like a Rhodes..."
““Soffiato is a player who has studied the greats during his upbringing, but has also managed to develop a unique voice along the way; not an easy task for any player to achieve.” “…Just Add Water brings to light all of the things that make modern jazz great: openness to interaction, solid grooves and a respect for the tradition while firmly looking forward.””
"Nico's solos are often the most relaxed yet still tell thoughtful stories"
"...Straddling the line between mainstream and experimental, The Nico Soffiato Quartet's Just Add Water is a refreshing contribution to contemporary jazz. With creative treatments and impressive attention to nuance, the ensemble crafts intriguing, enigmatic music that stands out from the otherwise oversaturated jazz scene and its tired sound..." "...Just Add Water is a solid, enchanting effort from musicians who thoroughly understand the concept of balance. A wealth of details under the surface allows for new discoveries and deeper appreciation with every listen..."