John Bickerton fashions lively improvisations out of deceptively simple themes. The
pianist is adept at luring his listener in through repetition before catching him
unaware with striking variation. —Coda Magazine.
Bickerton’s compositions are wonderful things, reminiscent of Mary Lou Williams’s,
Monkish but in an updated way, bringing dissonance and that apparently awkward
grace to the fore and letting swing transform into the pulse of free improvisation.
—Richard Cochrane, International Improvised Music Archive
“Bickerton has created an album of experimental music that dares to be pretty.” —
All About Jazz
“John Bickerton is a worker in miniatures; he favors little phrases, not simply
repeated but re-aired, re-floated, remade in different conjunctions and