Reviews of Dyad Plays Puccini

Grace. Style. Virtuosity. Originality.
Paul Leslie – The Paul Leslie Hour

An enthralling CD, eloquent and passionate improvisations on artful arrangements.
Scott Albin JazzTimes

Fugue-ish playfulness and a jazz sensibility. The result is a finely tuned recital.
John McDonough – Downbeat Magazine

Perhaps the most amazing transformation of cultural enlightenment in the last quarter century.
Brent Black – CriticalJazz

This is a jazz album through and through and it’s a treat.
Marc Myers – Jazzwax  

This is a remarkable album.
Jack Goodstein – Blogcritics

DYAD makes Puccini’s melodies sound perfectly natural as postbop…and their risk taking pays off.
Alex Henderson – Jazz Inside

Dyad goes through the borders between Classical and Jazz with ease!
Paquito D’Rivera – Grammy award winning Saxophonist

Brilliant originality, intriguing blend of classics, jazz and breathtaking skill of the duettists.
Tony Augarde –  Musicweb International (England)

Lou Caimano is an extraordinary saxophonistEric Olsen is an excellent pianist.
“Dyad Plays Puccini” is chamber jazz at its finest.
Ron Netsky – Rochester City Newspaper

You must give this a listen, as it’s one of those releases in which words fail.
Mark S. Tucker  – Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

“Dyad Plays Puccini” is an extraordinary project by two American musicians.
Vittorio Lo ConteMusic Zoom (Italy)

Caimano and Olsen vary Puccini’s masterpieces with theatricality and reverence.
Dr. Roberta Zlokower – Roberta on the Arts

The virtuosity of execution of both parties deserves the highest praise.
Leonid Auskern Jazzquad (Russia)