"...a versatile sound that incorporates everything from modern groove to world jazz." - MOJA Radio

"...a unique sound that is both holy and hip... the integration of an almost prayerful melodicism suggestive of Charles Lloyd with a more forward-thrusting, free-wheeling improvisational approach that echoes Coltrane, Davis, Shorter, and Coleman." - Jazz Police

"'Afro Blue' and 'Footprints' played on dizi and xiao (Chinese flutes)? Add electric cello and drums and you could get New Age woo-woo, but that's not what happens in JazZen. Flutist and leader Bobb Fantauzzo (who also plays Native American flutes, bawu, and spring drum) keeps things jazzy for this collection of covers and originals. - BeBopified

"If you're interested in the Miles Davis Quintet (the Shorter/Hancock/Carter/Williams group he recorded with in the middle 60s) you're going to be impressed by the relationship with the rhythm section and the range Bobb can achieve with instruments we often [associate with] new age music." - Hymie's Vintage Records

"…Fantauzzo's playing of Native American flutes provided the evocative atmosphere for the expressive movement." - Star Tribune (review of Sirocco dance performance)

"Bobb is an innovator on the Native American flute. I only know of two people in the country playing jazz on the Native American flute, Bobb is one of them. He's one of but a handful of people playing their own thing on this instrument around the world." - Peter Phippen, Canyon Records recording artist

"There is depth to Bobb's music… it elicits a physical response… one [tune] is like a sensuous slow dance … [another] gets you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet … it's music that engages your whole body - you can't just listen with your ears!" - Voice of the Wind

"Bobb's music has a primal sophistication that makes you want to sway and move to the sounds [when playing with an ensemble]... and when he solos you want to sit back, close your eyes and just be transported to where the notes will take you." - KVSC FM

"...infuses a really nice jazzy style … really hip." - KFAI FM 
  

 









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