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"We're Here to Listen is that album that takes a lifetime to make and another to enjoy...Her idiom is, at once, as highly literate and cerebral as it is passionate...this is a rare collection of songs that aims its emotional arrow straight at the heart, while maintaining its highly intellectual quality."
AllAboutJazz.com (review of We're Here To Listen by Raul d'Gama Rose)
 
"... an exquisite quartet ... this is music performed at the highest creative level. "
AllAboutJazz.com (review of We're Here To Listen by Bruce Lindsay)
 
"...The trio's third CD together, augmented by percussionist Satoshi Takeishi, a superb colorist, highlights the band's uncanny empathy on artful covers of Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind', the soulful Bonnie Raitt tune 'I Can't Make You Love Me' and the poignant standard 'For All We Know.' Those interpretations coexist with appealing Pintchik originals..."
Jazz Times (review of We're Here To Listen by Bill Milkowski)
"This is a must-have for any devotee of mordern jazz piano and anyone searching for what is on the cusp of where jazz is headed tomorrow."
Jazz Inside Magazine (review of We're Here To Listen by Eric Harabadian)
"...an outstanding example of the [piano-trio genre]...The album boasts strengths in every corner...Whether performing new tunes or old, Pintchik and her outstanding band take listeners on a lovely excursion."
Jazziz Magazine (review of We're Here To Listen by Ross Boissoneau)
"...We're Here to Listen represents a new level of mastery for Pintchik and her band...I needed to listen to the work a few times to make sure I knew what I was hearing. Yes — it's that good."
The Gazette (review of We're Here To Listen by Tom Staudter)
Jim Wilke's Best Jazz CD's of 2010
(in "Pianists & Friends": We're Here To Listen)
JazzAfterHours.org
W. Royal Stokes Best of 2010 lists
(in "Best DVDs": Leslie Pintchik Quartet Live In Concert)
(in "Notable CDs of 2010": We're Here To Listen)
WRoyalStokes.com
"... Pintchik may have been a 'late starter' in the world of jazz, but her passion and intelligence as a pianist and composer is unquestionable...The band is as cohesive a unit as I’ve seen and heard in a long time...As committed as she is to playing the hell out of the keys, she’s even more committed to transferring her musical spirit to the attentive, toe-tapping audience."
CanadianAudiophile.com (review of Live In Concert DVD by Jordan Richardson)
"... a seamless and startlingly beautiful musical experience."
Jazz Inside Magazine (review of We're Here To Listen by Bob Gish)
"Leslie Pintchik has a great ear for the potential of pop songs in a jazz setting. When she begins her wonderful new album with Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' In The Wind' and Allen Shamblin and Mike Reid's 'I Can't Make You Love Me' (popularized by Bonnie Raitt), she adds new dimensions to tunes you thought you knew inside and out. But these are only prelude to the true strength of the CD: Pintchik's own compositions..."
Rochester City Newspaper (review of We're Here To Listen by Ron Netsky)
"...vibrant and head-on playing...All ten songs are clear winners...I give this my 'PICK' of this issue for 'best piano jazz'"
Improvijazzation Nation (review of We're Here To Listen by Rotcod Zzaj)
"Pintchik’s piano is evocative and beautiful...Pintchik has contributed six diverse originals for the disc and each is notable for the exquisite blend of melody, harmony and rhythm."
AllAboutJazz-NewYork.com (review of We're Here To Listen by Donald Elfman)
"Ms. Pintchik...and her group... play with beauty, sensitivity, dexterity and a desire to connect with the listener on a personal and emotional level...The CD is ripe with beautiful tracks...Much of the music has great depth, there is humor, sadness and flashes of exuberance; in other words, this is music of the human condition."
Step Tempest Blog (review of We're Here To Listen by Richard Kamins)
"As impressive as ever, The Leslie Pintchik Quartet Live In Concert is one of the best Jazz Blu-rays to date....The more you watch, the more you want to see....As usual, she delivers some of the best music of the year."
Fulvuedrive-in.com (review of Live In Concert DVD & We're Here To Listen
   by Nicholas Sheffo)
"The moody 'Wabi-Sabi' and 'Ripe' are both shimmering yet subtle gems, while the band's take on the standard 'For All We Know' is highly satisfying straight-ahead piano trio (plus percussion) joy."
JazzChicago.net (review of We're Here To Listen by Brad Walseth)
"... Leslie Pintchik understands the soul behind other people's songs, and keeps that soul intact when putting her own imprint on it. There's no better example of that than on this version of such a powerful, well-known song like Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind."
SomethingElseReviews.com (review of We're Here To Listen by Pico)
"[We're Here To Listen is] urbane, cool but soulful, rooted in older songbook forms (as on the Bill Evans-ish "For All We Know"), and slightly decadent, like a dry martini before 5 p.m. ..."
AllAboutJazz.com (review of We're Here To Listen by Jeff Dayton-Johnson)
"Leslie Pintchik is the most moving jazz pianist I've heard since Bill Evans..an incredibly sensitive and passionate musician. Her music goes right to the heart."
Dennis Allee Jazz DJ, WOMR 92.1 and 91.3 FM, Cape Cod, MA.
 
"Pianist Leslie Pintchik’s playing urges the same kind of reflection in her listeners that she uses to make things sparkle. Just check the reserved but gorgeous version of 'Happy Days Are Here Again' on her new album, Quartets."
Timeout NY
 
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