Reviews

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‘Svarc’s pedal board enables him to produce myriad looping sounds but it is his guitar playing that truly dazzles.’-Bebop Spoken Here

‘Leeds based Svarc Trio’s album “Touch”, released through Bandcamp, is a treasure trove of influences and styles that requires repeated attentive engagement. In an age where album cover art may be sadly neglected as an art form in itself, one of the striking elements of the Svarc Trio’s album “Touch” is the image on the cover. Featuring two hands conjoined at the wrist laid across the top of a parcel, the surreal nature of the image may help to set the mood for the sharp music within.’-John Toolan (Jazz Goes To Leeds)

” Svarc’s passionate and articulate delivery as a guitarist and composer of considerable range and scale make him one of the most individual figures active on the British scene today. Catch him, if you can…” Matthew Bourne

‘Svarc is one of the few guitar players I’d be happy to just sit and listen too for hours. He’s constantly inventive and a true inspiration to work with as a musician. One of my favourite guitar players. Ever.’-Scott Devine

‘When you listen to good jazz, at least when I do, one type of sound that I tend to gravitate to would be the organ trio format. It has to have a certain funk to it. It definitely needs to go ”out there,” and most assuredly needs to have a good guitar. This Organ Trio has all of these elements, and more. They do a great job conjuring up those old thoughts of the 60′s, and Jimmy Smith. Music should be enjoyed, and when people are there to simply watch, not talk, you know your battle with the crowd is over.’-TonyRice

‘Rather than swinging standards…ambient grooves, post-rock jams and Krantz-esq solos are the order of the day. Svarc demonstrates his technical command of the guitar once again and his uses a variety of sounds to great
effect.’ -Jazz In York

‘Splinter at the Bridge welcomed the return of guitarist Nick Svarc. Toting a cherry red Gibson 335 and a pedal board approaching XL proportions, at a glance Svarc resembled a youthful Larry Coryell. Mining the rich seam of the classic Hammond organ trio, the mono-syllabic Svarc let his Gibson do the talking; touch, time, feel, technique.’-(Russell, Bebop Spoken Here)