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"On Pistils (Outside in Music), Jayaweera’s superb touch yields dancing interplay and dramatic dynamics, calling to mind Paul Motian and Jon Christensen circa their ECM days."

Jeff Potter - Modern Drummer

"Jayaweera lets the New York influences sink in but doesn't forget his Sri Lankan roots. ...All the classic basic elements from western jazz are ingeniously woven into the songs."

Georges Tonla Briquet - Jazz Halo

"Eschewing any type of fireworks in favor of a relaxed, smooth flowing, the set of songs proposed by Jayaweera - his rhythmic sensibilities are reminiscent of Paul Motian, Brian Blade and Peter Erskine - is fruitful, generous and transparent in its purest form."

Filipe Freitas - Jazz Trail

"The basic character of the music is determined by Jayaweera, a drummer of unusual subtlety and good taste, always alive to punctuating the music but never intrusive... It's such a pleasure to know there are modern jazz musicians in the world playing like this."

Eric Myers - The Australian

"...the album shows that in the person of Rajiv Jayaweera we are meeting a very interesting and creative master."

Leonid Auskern - Jazz Quad

"While drummer-composers often feel a need to make their mark through a show of force, Jayaweera takes a more fanciful approach. Preferring blossoming expressions over bombast, he separates himself from the pack with 'Pistils'."

Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz

"Rajiv Jayaweera is truly a citizen of the world, a fact that permeates and weaves its way into his playing and composition."

France Musique

"Jayaweera is not only a drummer to be reckoned with, but also an ace composer whose understated attitude and chops may deserve mentioning in the same breath with groove heavy-weights like Brian Blade before long."

Friedrich Kunzmann - All About Jazz

"Jayaweera adds his rhythmic accents with a deft touch on the cymbals and the snare drum in an evocative performance. It caps an excellent recording of first-rate performances of memorable and engaging compositions."

Ron Weinstock - In a Blue Mood

quotes

"On Pistils (Outside in Music), Jayaweera’s superb touch yields dancing interplay and dramatic dynamics, calling to mind Paul Motian and Jon Christensen circa their ECM days."

Jeff Potter - Modern Drummer

"Jayaweera lets the New York influences sink in but doesn't forget his Sri Lankan roots. ...All the classic basic elements from western jazz are ingeniously woven into the songs."

Georges Tonla Briquet - Jazz Halo

"Eschewing any type of fireworks in favor of a relaxed, smooth flowing, the set of songs proposed by Jayaweera - his rhythmic sensibilities are reminiscent of Paul Motian, Brian Blade and Peter Erskine - is fruitful, generous and transparent in its purest form."

Filipe Freitas - Jazz Trail

"The basic character of the music is determined by Jayaweera, a drummer of unusual subtlety and good taste, always alive to punctuating the music but never intrusive... It's such a pleasure to know there are modern jazz musicians in the world playing like this."

Eric Myers - The Australian

"...the album shows that in the person of Rajiv Jayaweera we are meeting a very interesting and creative master."

Leonid Auskern - Jazz Quad

"While drummer-composers often feel a need to make their mark through a show of force, Jayaweera takes a more fanciful approach. Preferring blossoming expressions over bombast, he separates himself from the pack with 'Pistils'."

Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz

"Rajiv Jayaweera is truly a citizen of the world, a fact that permeates and weaves its way into his playing and composition."

France Musique

"Jayaweera is not only a drummer to be reckoned with, but also an ace composer whose understated attitude and chops may deserve mentioning in the same breath with groove heavy-weights like Brian Blade before long."

Friedrich Kunzmann - All About Jazz

"Jayaweera adds his rhythmic accents with a deft touch on the cymbals and the snare drum in an evocative performance. It caps an excellent recording of first-rate performances of memorable and engaging compositions."

Ron Weinstock - In a Blue Mood

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