"Sieverts is the balancing act between intellectual challenge and entertaining enjoyment outstanding success: Blackbird is one of the albums of the year."
Oliver Hochkäppl - SZ München - 22 December 2009
"...Sieverts has an ear for melody amd he weaves a rich tapestry of motif and mood... Sieverts shows a fine sense for creating music that is tangible and gripping, and in doing so serves up a rich and often sumptuous experience."
Jerry D’Souza - All About Jazz - 27 July 2009
"...The album is a forest of sounds dressed in chamber-jazz foliage and orchestral shadings. The movements are spawned from a series of spontaneous impulses and timely jolts which course natural shifts, graceful dunes and shapely bends. The band seems in-tuned to their sensory inklings creating a direct link from their resires to the actions of their instruments, and making music that indulges the whimsical stride of their fancies.
Susan Frances - JazzTimes - 6 November 2009
"In minute detail of imaginary structure it is possible to open up spaces for bird-like free improvisational creativity, airy, fragrant, transparent ... Like the chirping of birds in the spring garden, so light, multiform, complex and alive, it’s Sieverts latest coup..."
Tobias Böcker - Jazzzeitung - 1 June 2009
"A fresh proof of quality, is the album" Blackbird "by the Munich bassist Henning Sieverts ... Great appearance."
Heribert Ickerott - Jazz Podium - 3 June 2009
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"Blackbird ... demonstrates that smartly conceived compositions can have a captivating atmosphere and be a lot of fun at the same time ... Henning Sieverts draws on the immense possibilities of the systematic and masterfully exploits synthesis possibilities ..."
Arnaldo Desouteiro - Jazzstation.com - 24 April 2009
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