Outnote Records is a showcase for the best jazz creatives of today. Its guiding vision is to publish and promote projects that bring something new to the discography and to champion innovative talents. Its catalogue will inspire you to discover hidden gems and will surprise you as much with its originality as its accessibility.
'Imbued with passionate lyricism, this music feels both cerebral and freewheeling. Composition and improvisation play an equally important role and there’s plenty of good, hybrid sonorities for one’s listening pleasure.'
'Ultimately, it's the way ElSaffar and Rivers of Sound so perfectly balance their influences, weaving together old-world textures and progressive modern jazz harmonies, that makes The Other Shore so compelling.'
'Impressively unclassifiable but also eloquently pulsating, the interpretations by Rivers of Sound of ElSaffar’s creations add polychrome musical tints to already considered programs.'
'... let yourself go with the sounds and melodies ... seventy-nine minutes of absolute richness.'
MAD, Le Soir
'The slinking polyrhythmic groove of “Transformations” is laced with an elegant post-bop horn line, shimmering vibraphone, and twangy strings, with ElSaffar delivering a haunting vocal incantation.'