Sea Of Tranquility by Pete Pardo 

FFEAR, Mirage: “..this band has brought the goods in a big way.” 

Bop-N-Jazz by Brent Black 

Periodic Table: “Ole Mathisen makes an impressive statement as perhaps the finest tenor player flying just beneath the radar of fans and critics alike….Ole Mathisen is carving out his own incredibly unique vision by taking the harmonic road less traveled for an approach that is vibrant, fresh and most importantly expansive both in presentation and composition. Pushing sonic buttons and boundaries positions Mathisen as an artist to watch closely in the coming years with the best advice being to check out all of his subsequent work so that his harmonic development can be charted on your own.” 

Time Out New York engaging 2012 LP, which deftly balances its brainy and earthy impulses. 

Bop-N-Jazz by Brent Black 

FFEAR, Mirage: "An adventure in sound manipulation. Expect the unexpected. Stunning….Mirage is the title piece composed by Ole Mathisen and explores complex meter without ever feeling the need to pitch a tent to make a pretentious point. This is music that is precisely executed and meticulously composed while never losing the spontaneity of the improvisational genius that all four members bring as a harmonious synergy of space and time…Mirage while a masterclass in both performance and composition asks very little in return other than for one to listen. 

Dagsavisen by Roald Helgheim 

Elastics: “THE great jazz album of the spring.” 

Jazz Chicago by Brad Walseth 

Periodic Table: “So put on your goggles and white lab coats, break out the beakers and Bunsen burners, because it is party time in the lab.” 

Side 2 by Tor Hammerø 

“Chinese Horoscope is in many ways the definitive break-through for Ole Mathisen.” 

eMusic by Charles Farrel 

“Simply put: Chinese Horoscope is a masterpiece.” 

eMusic by Charles Farrel 

Chinese Horoscope: “Mathisen has already moved away from any forebears into his own territory.” 

Dagbladet by Terje Mosnes 

Periodic Table: “Explosive chemistry lesson from New York.” 

All About Jazz by Scott Yanow 

NYNDK: “However the biggest surprise in the group and on the CD is the Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen. Whether on tenor or soprano, Mathisen tears into the music and consistently steals solo honors.” 

All About Jazz by Jerry D'Souza 

NYNDK: “His saxophone wanders into seductive odd time signatures,... riding an angular trail, adding fast jabs and a tumble of notes that blow across in an intense whirl.” 

Jazzreview by Glenn Astarita 

NYNDK: “ of the best modern-mainstream outings of 2004” 

The New York Times by Nate Chinen 

NYNDK: “....pointedly cosmopolitan post-bop collective” 

Descarga by Peter Watrous 

Afromantra: “The saxophonist Ole Mathisen tears up the pieces; this is modern latin jazz at it’s intelligent, driving best.” 

Jazz Chicago by Brad Walseth 

SYOTOS: “Mathisen’s “Op-Ed” is a revolution in motion and his solo is exciting and frightening in its revelations.” 

All About Jazz by Jerry D'Souza 

SYOTOS: “...Ole Mathisen takes his tenor saxophone into a riptide with jabbing phrases.”

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