Selected press about OmniTone

  • Label profileAll About Jazz: New York (April 2004)
    "OmniTone has established a foothold in the niche market of creative music....  The number of artists debuting as leaders for OmniTone is significant and surprising.... Even with the more established artists who have recorded for OmniTone, Tafuri likes to find something unique or to choose projects that haven’t been over-recorded."  —All About Jazz: New York   [Read article]
  • Best CD coversOmniTone; Between the Lines; ECM, hatHut; Winter & Winter
    "Yes, all of these labels follow tight formats, but we are big fans of Mondrian and minimalism.  OmniTone wins out, though not for the crisp, clean design and solid photography, but for the quality artist interviews that start in the booklet and continue, unabridged form, at www.omnitone.com."  —JazzTimes (January 2001)
  • "Leave it to the folks at OmniTone to find thrillingly original talent or to bring together inspired collaborations between veterans..."  —Andrew Bartlett, Amazon.com
  • "Cheers must go out to Frank Tafuri and the other folks at OmniTone for having the vision and courage to release this music.  There are not many American labels willing to take the chance on advanced music...  Their motto of having a 'ceaseless commitment to adventurous and listenable jazz' is well-represented..."  —John Ewing, Earshot Jazz
  • "Jazz fans have a reason to celebrate with the advent of the new OmniTone jazz label"  —Glenn Astarita, AllAboutJazz.com (November 1999)
  • "Founded last year in New York by producer Frank Tafuri, OmniTone's short list of records indicates a willingness to allow artists great creative freedom...  Tafuri was formerly the American publicist for the Italian Black Saint and Soul Note labels, arguably the most progressive jazz labels of the last quarter century.  Tafuri brings much of this Italian spirit to his new American label.  His goal seems to be to provide musicians with an open platform for experimentation and creativity, the crucial elements in jazz and the mantra of the AACM." —Gene Hyde, Memphis Flyer (3 April 2000)
  • "The sessions are pristinely recorded and at once comfortable for a wide swath of jazzersand challenging to anyone who thinks they know the music's boundaries." —Amazon Delivers (29-Oct-99)
  • March 2000.  Excellent, informative "LabelWatch" in JazzTimes magazine by Bill Milkowski.    [Read more...]
Album-specific reviews
A Blessing
Bound
Change of Time
East Coast Cool
Equal Interest
Far Side of Here
Genius Envy
Group Therapy
Gut Reaction
Here and How!
Line Zero
Loose
Luciano's Dream
Malinke's Dance
Marionettes on a High Wire
Mirror Me
Moving Forward, Standing Still
My Backyard
New New York
New Nonet
One Block from Planet Earth
Quickening
Saturn's Child
Second Communion
Sleep Won't Come
Solo Flights
Stingy Brim
Swimming
This Way Out
Touch of Your Voice
Underthru
Undulations
The Willow

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