“There’s heart and soul in Mr. Keberle’s tunes” – Nate Chinen, NY Times
“Keberle’s hit upon something with his working band, a quartet called Catharsis” – Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR
First off, a heartfelt thank you to all who purchased copies of Into the Zone. Your interest and support means a great deal to me – a performing artist is nothing without an audience! I’ve been overwhelmed with the response from fans and critics alike. You can read some select press quotes below and if you haven’t yet purchased a copy you can do so at the Greenleaf Music Store.
I’d also like to thank those of you who voted in this year’s Downbeat Reader’s Poll. I am incredibly honored to be included in such prestigious company, surrounded by heroes, legends, mentors, friends and colleagues.
“A trombonist and composer with far-ranging credentials, Ryan Keberle is onto something with Catharsis, his update of a pianoless postbop quartet.”
– Nate Chinen, The New York Times
“[I]n the last few years [Keberle has] seriously stepped out on his own, creating warm small-group music that’s front-loaded with melody; there’s also plenty of harmonic movement, but his remarkable rapport with trumpeter Mike Rodriguez never lets technique get in the way of tunefulness.”
–Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader
“accessible and thoughtful, lyrical and cerebral…Keberle and his bandmates weave their voices together with supple ease and understated grace to conjure a collective sound that embraces the listener while rewarding closer attention.”
– Shaun Brady, Downbeat
“[Camila Meza] adds new layers of emotional complexity and color to Cole Porter’s “Easy To Love,” and her wordless utterances elsewhere add to the surprisingly rich harmonies created by such a small outfit. In short, she’s the perfect vocal reflection of the Keberle aesthetic.” – All About Jazz
“[Keberle] is, at heart, an excellent arranger and an underrated soloist of contagious creativity, capable of making everyone feel at home.”
– Britt Robson, Wondering Sound
“A very fine new album” – Jon Garelick