“Utterström is a very fine composer and arranger, and shines brightest when hes writing adventurous but carefully-orchestrated pieces for his quartet like Departure and Rain.”
“This is an appearance of a new creative voice for the trombone in an innovative musical setting. Utterström has a rich expressive tone and nice melodic and harmonic ideas. He is ably supported by competent players, including a turntable and loop specialist.”
"Home moves in a sofisticated jazzrock, electronic sphere and surprises in its musical solutions......Utterstrom has an outmost elegant, graceful tone, which he manipulates, turns inside out, and challenges throughout the album. Oscar Utterstrom has an unpredictability that is very pleasing...."
"Everything is tastefully beautiful in a relaxed, lyrical sphere. The soft sounds from the Fender Rhodes blend well with Oscar's well crafted tone."
"[Oscar's trombone playing is]...a little bit like Hendrix, with bluesy glisses, and cool electronic effects."
“Oscar's latest recording, Departure, is one of the finest electric jazz recordings to be released in the last several years. ... Utterstrom's conception is at the best of what can be achieved in an electric, post Bitches-Brew era. Extremely captivating tracks such as "Snow" and "Rain Part 1" are nicely contrasted by mellow ballad artistry on "Gratitude". There is also an touchingly beautiful solo performance by Utterstrom on organ on "Eternal Being(postlude)" which is celestial.”
“Swedish jazzbo recording in Nashville shows the chops that have made him a go to trombone man for so many as well as the chops that show he's got his eye on the future. A fizzie of world jazz and acid jazz ... A wild ride for instrumental music fans that live for the unfettered mash up.”
“Departure is a unique work of art by Swedish trombonist Oscar Utterstrom. Oscar and his unique band and singers have created a prayer for transcendence in a wounded world."”