Breaking Up, Breaking Out CD "Notes"

"This is Post-Bop Modernism at its best!"

INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE ASSOCIATION JOURNAL Summer 1999

BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT CD Review/Excerpt "Deborah Weisz’s sound is her own, a dark burly sound warmed by a slow sensuous vibrato. She improvises long shapes, often incorporating unexpected and wide interval jumps without interrupting the forward flow of line. Her distinctive voice speaks a variety of nuances from gutsy to mellow, and her improvisations are wonderfully constructed solos that entice the listener ..."

CADENCE Magazine March 1998

BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT CD Review/Excerpt "Trombonist Deborah Weisz’s 'BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT' is that rare debut that goes beyond showing promise to actually delivering the musical goods."

JAZZTIMES December 1998

BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT CD Review/Excerpt "...with her warm buttery sound and fleet technique and, most significantly, her broad musical maturity, she displays an audacious range in terms of both tessitura and style... A debut to cheer!"

MARGE HOFACRE’S JAZZ NEWS, July/August 1998

BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT CD Review/Excerpt "... an auspicious first recording for the articulately appealing trombonist Deborah Weisz... There is a strong presence of composition and arrangement here as well as a professional competency from all involved. They obviously knew what they were about as they poured their hearts and souls into making a beautifully enunciated jazz recording..."

ALL MUSIC GUIDE Spring 1999

BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT CD Review/Excerpt "Weisz is quite a technician and soulful improvisor... an extraordinary musical statement for a debut CD. Highly recommended as one of the best new jazz releases of the past few years." *****

MELODIVA April/June 1998 Germany

BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT CD Review/Excerpt Original language German/English translation "With her CD Deborah proves not only that she’s an excellent trombone player, but also a good composer!" (A condensed version of this review appeared in the June/July 1998 issue of the German magazine SOLO)

ALL MUSIC GUIDE Summer 1999

BREAKING UP, BREAKING OUT CD Review/Excerpt "Weisz plays with a warm, soft tone ... her note choices are always interesting and sometimes surprising in all the best ways. Her arrangement of 'Misterioso' is especially insightful, bringing out the New Orleans influences that are never far from the surface with Monk; her (plunger) mute work is funny, touching and tasteful all at once."