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Zen Bastards / Press

“How do you make a recording that has no preconceived form this listenable? In any event, one of the goals of the band is to make jazz accessible to the TV generation. With April Fool , I’d say mission accomplished. ”


“THE ZEN BASTARDS SOUND GENUINELY twisted, and this carries through their sound, through your speaker, and possibly even through your brain.”

C.D. Di Guardia - Performer Magazine

“There are a lot of bands out there these days tracking territory between Acid Jazz and Free Music, it's hard to tell which of these bands are really headed somewhere into the future, and which ones are along for the ride. The Zen bastards are worth watching, just to see how they develop.”

Phillip McNally - Cadence

“Folks, I don't care if you're a Buddhist or a Bastard take the plunge into the cool peculiarities of this band!”

Ryan Luse - InSite Magazine

“although its electrified sound does touch the heart of the 1970s movement, it is far more stimulating and challenging than the pulsating drone that epitomized the earlier genre.”

Frank Rubalino - Cadence