“Chelsea Baratz always takes her audience beyond the clouds!!!”
"It is always a ‘breath of fresh air’ to hear a young, new voice in jazz. This time, the new voice comes from über talented saxophonist and composer, Chelsea Baratz, who sounds like a seasoned veteran at the ripe ‘old’ age of twenty four. On her debut effort, In Faith, creativity runs rapid whether it be funk-oriented numbers or more cerebral, neo-traditionalist cuts. Regardless of what vein Chelsea Baratz’s consummate ‘restlessness’ treats her fans to, She easily proves herself as a worthwhile new talent in jazz and more generally, in the music business."
"I’m so excited about this next artist. I’d like you to meet Chelsea Baratz from New York City. She’s a rare commodity. She’s a risk-taking player and a creative composer. With an innovative ear, she produces a new kind of jazz, combining 1960’s soul, hard bop, with blues and gospel into something truly soul-felt."
“Saxophonist Chelsea Baratz takes her listeners into an urban groove setting with music and it is a pleasure hearing this talented young lady's hip musical direction.A musical disciple of Sean Jones and Branford Marsalis, Baratz is also an associate of young stars like trumpeters Corey Wilkes and Maurice "Mobetta" Brown and bassist extraordinaire Richie Goods - all of whom appear at times on her debut In Faith....”
“Chelsea Baratz has a beautifully pure and personal sound on tenor saxophone, and her writing is distinctly captivating in it's emotional directness and honesty. The soul evident in her playing and writing reflect an authentic awareness and respect for the musical traditions which have already been set forth, as well as being in tune and enthusiastically passionate & genuine about all that is happening in the present moment of collective musical evolution in celebration of today and cultivation of tomorrow. Chelsea's music speaks from and to the heart with a depth that is undeniable. She is a musician with a lot to contribute, and with all her innate fluency and musical eloquence, she somehow manages to impart her message with an absence of self-glorifying display, but rather with a voice which is unmistakably pure of sound and vibrant in rhythm. ”
“Chelsea Baratz plays with the spirit and convictio... Chelsea Baratz plays with the spirit and conviction of someone who has lived a lifetime of change and discovery. She possesses a musical voice and sure-footed musical sensibility that is impossible to not be affected by. "In Faith" is a fitting announcement that Chelsea has arrived and is more than worth everyone's ears, time and attention.”