The New York Times described the New York based pianist Eldar Djangirov as a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual… an ebullient impressionist. Dr. Billy Taylor said, Eldar Djangirov's playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline... he's serious about his music, he's thoughtful about what he does.” Jazz Times said, “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever. Praised as “a genius beyond most young people I've heard” by Dave Brubeck. Downbeat magazine stated that his command of his instrument is beyond staggering.
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...his command of the instrument is beyond staggering.
—Bob Doershuk, Downbeat
[THREE STORIES] is certainly jazz piano, but it's the kind that belongs in a recital hall... Djangirov gets to the heart of every song.
—Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
He’s a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard.
—Dave Brubeck in The New York Times
“Eldar’s solo piano mastery continues to amaze.”
—All About Jazz
“Excellent... Eldar’s keyboard technique can be blisteringly electric one moment, tender and thoughtful the next...boundless range and talent.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“...Eldar applies his powers across this entire set with a level of taste and maturity that belie his age…this is the album for which the term “Young Lion” was created.”