“Paul Glasse is one of our finest mandolinists on the planet...”
Professor, Strings Berklee College of Music
“Paul's also the best music teacher I've ever met, he gracefully managed to get chord substitution,inversions and the really cool voicings into my thick skull.
Arrow Guitar & Major 5th Instruments
“Paul Glasse is one of the finest instrumentalists I have played with in a long time.
Having known him since he was very young, he always impressed all of us with his musicality and creative approach, finding a way of his own and making his stringed instruments be an extension of his voice
This is what all great players strive for.
I always look forward to playing with him and every time I do he is doing something new!”
composer, conductor, musician and writer
“...nimble fingered, breathtaking work on acoustic and electric mandolins.”
“Paul Glasse matches an overwhelming technical mastery with a familiarity with jazz unparalleled among mandolin players -- jazz never sounded more natural on the mandolin (nor has is swung more). Another product of the seemingly incredible Austin music scene.”
“Here's Glasse, even better...playing music that has the traditional spaciousness of southwest jazz...the drive, risk and surprise of bebop. On his staccato instrument, Glasse is legato and fluid, with a rich fund of harmonic resources.”
“Glasse is one of the best five-string electric mandolinists on the planet.”
“...magnificent master of the mandolin...”
“...a world class mandolinist...”
“Glasse…demonstrates a wide-ranging musical vision which is limited only by the bounds of imagination”
“Glasse is a virtuoso on the mandolin.”
“Paul Glasse, Austin’s resident mandolin ace, is one of the best in the business…his music is usually an eclectic mix of stylistic surprises.”
Austin American Statesman
“Paul Glasse was creating subtle, sophisticated and driving bebop on his mandolin, an instrument that has approximately as much currency in jazz as the viola da gamba and the sackbut.”
“Glasse, in addition to being a virtuoso on his instrument, is an excellent composer whose tunes are distinguished by melodic grace, harmonic warmth and intelligence…. Aside from its sheer value as music, this album offers yet another refutation of that periodic lament, “Jazz is dying"...”