We need people who can find their own source, within themselves, and create from there. This is the kind of people I want to be associated with, and Anders has got that. He’s an original, definitely.
Svanoe presents originality within the now decades-old tradition of free improvisation - a welcome, promising, and especially inventive presence as the music finds a new audience.
Neil Tesser, author of “The Playboy Guide to Jazz”
Here’s a collection of compromises that includes some must-hear musical events.... “VII” is a bold baritone sax solo by Anders Svanoe.
John Litweiler, author of “Ornette Coleman: A Harmolodic Life”
Anders Svanoe’s extended baritone improvisation on “VII,” an ingenious statement that conjures the aural countenances of Harry Carney and Pat Patrick into a brilliant reduction.
Januray 27, 2007
Like Braxton and Mitchell, Svanoe is becoming a jazz conceptualist to be reckoned with.
The Capital Times
March 6, 2003
Whip-smart Madison-based saxophonist Anders Svanoe is navigating the fine line between modern composition and jazz.
November 22, 2002
This one’s worth hearing (Lines and Spaces), and I’ve got a hunch this guy’s got a promising future as well.