This pianist fuses post-Evans lyricism and avant aggression with headlong forays reminiscent of Jarrett melodic spontaneity. Jim DeJong
- JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHIICAGO
“An die Musik finds pianist Nobu Stowe interacting joyously with highly supportive bandmates Badal Roy and Alan Munshower in a program filled with melodic and rhythmic invention of the highest order. James Hale - DOWN BEAT/CODA/THE BILLBOARD ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ & BLUES
While Stowe's a formidable composer, the artist's free=fpr, creative juices are wonderrously focused and engaginly infectious. Glenn Astarita - JAZZREVIEW.COM/EJAZZNEWS.COM
Although jazz is improvised music, few performers place more trust in the inspiration of the moment than pianist Nobu Stowe. Ted Gioia - JAZZ.COM
Stowe interacts with his instrument ceaselessly implementing his cognizance of its capacity to tell stories, no matter how abstract, no matter how intertwined with tunefulness Lyn Horton - ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Nobu Stowe is a disciple of fellow pianist Keith Jarrett's method of “total improvisation”•which means “not only to experiment with 'sound textures' but also to spontaneously create 'songs' (melodies with tonal harmonies).” To Stowe, the term “inside” means not only to play within a tonality, but also to create recognizable melodic structures, while “outside” implies the absence of those qualities. Budd Kopman - ALL ABOUT JAZZ
An impressive academic record or professional activities outside the jazz realm shouldn't be enough to warrent ousized attention..