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ReDiviDeR / Press

““…drummer/leader Matthew Jacobson is a European jazz artist of growing charisma. [Tim] Berne and Jim Black fans, among others, will feel at home with this variously melodious and unswervingly exploratory music.””

““Redivider can hold their heads up with the most creative new jazz bands anywhere as there’s a thoughtfulness, swagger, and confidence about them that’s fresh and fulfilling and crucially they also really cut it live. A big leap forward.””

“... Irish band ReDiviDeR, one of the most exciting young bands on the Irish jazz scene. Its debut recording, Never Odd or EveN (Diatribe Recordings, 2011) is an exhilarating and original work that has received great critical acclaim. One not to be missed.”

“Jacobson's compositions are like fine sketches around which the musicians add their own bold colors, seeking collective form and harmony… But it's also highly disciplined, and embraces hooks, melody and quite refined harmony and counterpoint… This is free jazz which grooves and sings... An impressive debut, ReDiviDeR's stirring and original music marks it out as a band to watch out for.”

“Best Young Irish Band”

“…rarely compositions in the traditional sense, they provide rugged landscapes for the group to explore, and with open minds and considerable technical aplomb, the group do just that.”

“one of Ireland's most exciting young talents”

The Irish Times