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The Jazz Mann March 2023

London Jazz News, Configuration launch October 2021

Jazz South interview August 2020

London Jazz News interview January 2016

The Sussex Jazz Magazine December 2015

The Forge June 2014

International Piano May/June 2014

SoundCellar 2014

Charleville Action Jazz (English) 2011

Citizen Jazz (same as above in French) 2011

AllAboutJazz 2009

The Jazz Mann 2009

Bath Chronicle 2005

Cadence Magazine 2004

The Independent on Sunday 2003

Wire Magazine 1997


Melodic contemporary jazz with a strong rhythmic pulse and some strikingly memorable and original tunes. Sandy Brown Jazz March 2016
One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists. International Piano May/June 2014
...combining the vocabularies of jazz and classical in a singular and seamless way, coalescing improvisational surprise and a deep elegiac musicality... All About Jazz 2011 full of joy that it can renew your faith not just in jazz, but music itself. Phil Johnson, Independent on Sunday 2011
It was a gratifying experience listening to both of these CDs and my appreciation of Mr. Law and his music only grew with repeated listening. Recommended. Cadence 2010
One of the most distinctive groups around. All About Jazz 2009
...buzzing with surprises. An ideal set for anyone wanting an introduction to this formidably equipped artist. Guardian 2009
A brilliant new trio... a band heading for great things!. John Fordham, Jazz UK 2007
This British piano virtuoso runs a sublime, somewhat Brad Mehldau-inspired trio - but he is a fearsome unaccompanied player, too. These two albums of contrapuntal improvisations may bring Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert to mind. Guardian 2008
A formidable improviser, with a pianistic resourcefulness that could be compared to Jarrett without exaggeration. John Fordham, Jazz UK Magazine May/June 2006
One of the 2006 CD's of the year! Jazz UK Magazine 2006
John Law is a hidden treasure of the UK jazz scene. Guardian 2006
John Law has succeeded triumphantly... Recommended Chris Parker, Vortex Jazz Club 2006
John Law remains one of the under-recognized giants of British modern jazz/new music piano Downtown Music Gallery, New York NEWSLETTER 2006
Law's piano improvisations were often astonishing in their boldness and technical ambition, the more so for being jazz-rooted without mimicking the usual Jarrett, Tyner or Hancock licks. [His large ensemble project Out Of The Darkness] produced a rich and completely distinctive contemporary music programme. John Fordham, The Guardian 2004
An interesting and highly gifted maverick musician Alfred Brendel 2003
(next to Django Bates) the other prodigal child of British piano Jazzman France 1999
...technical bravura with crystal clear, fast passagework coupled with a sovereign command over everything that is pianistically possible. You wonder if there is actually anything that this pianist cannot do. Jazz Podium Germany 1997
John Law is one of three British musicians to have emerged over the last few years who are genuinely world class... He really is a major talent! Avant Magazine 1997
Law's three solo piano albums confirm his reputation as one of this country's most imaginative young pianists The Times 1997
John Law has developed into one of Europe's most adventurous pianists Jazzwise 1997
For me, Law has become one of a select group of musicians (Ornette, Lacy, Evan Parker, Giuffre, Frisell...) whose every release brings a tingle of expectation Rubberneck 1996
John Law is a highly communicative artist whose technique and focussed view of his work crosses many boundaries. The Guardian 1995
...a virtuoso improvisational tour de force Jazz Podium Germany 1995
When he records for ECM he'll become a star Jazzthethik 1995
Talitha Cumi is a pianistic masterpiece... stupendous and precise technique Jazzthethik Germany 1995
Creative music at a level not often heard... a formidable technique Cadence New York 1995
An exceptional talent Der Bund Switzerland 1990
His is an original, developing, living and breathing music The Wire 1989