This debut recording of the Zac Hurren Trio was a creative, inspired session that left me inspired as well. Their free flowing, spontaneous approach within each piece is what jazz music is all about. Bravo !!!! - Joe Lovano
This offering from Zac's trio sounds terrific. Well informed with that essential sense of tradition the music stretches and cooks, everyone plays their tails off. Zac Hurren is one bright light! - Bernie McGann
A stunning debut from one of the foremost young saxophonists around the Australian scene today. Zac's sound is mature and his expression free from cliches and uncluttered by contrivances. All of the compositions are Zac's originals, designed for the creative needs of the band, and relevant to his personal life experiences and thoughts.
It's good honest music as played by good honest musicians who've experienced enough in life to have more than enough to say through music and to give it freely for others to enjoy.
Zac Hurren is an exceptionally gifted and unique saxophonist, composer and improvisor. Steeped in the jazz tradition led by John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Aussie great Bernie McGann, Zac's beautiful and individual style has seen him play alongside the likes of John Hoffman, Dale Barlow, James Morrison, Simon Barker, Paul Grabowsky, Elliot Dalgleish, Tony Hobbs, John Rodgers, the band 'george' and Deborah Conway.
In recognition of his musical significance, Zac received a full scholarship to the Australian National Academy of Music (A.N.A.M) Advanced Jazz Improvisation Course in Melbourne in 1999.