Partikel

"One of the most exciting trios in improvised music" Jazz Podium

"Think of the sound of JD Allen on "I Am I Am" played through the filter of an English sense of melancholia, and you'll get the measure of the fast maturing Partikel" Downbeat (USA)


"Supple trio finds new warmth and appeal" The Guardian ☆☆☆☆ (Click to read full review)


"Inventive contrapuntally - rich arrangements, this excellent experiment represents a perfect marriage of two seemingly disparate entities, resulting in an album of richly mellifluous sonority" All About Jazz ☆☆☆☆☆  (Click to read full review)


"Rampant music...gentle blue notes and aggressive soundscapes...this makes for some fascinating music"JazzThing (Germany) (click to read full review)


"One of the most exciting trios in improvised music" Jazz Podium (Germany)


"One of the most successful attempts I've heard at fully integrating a string quartet into a jazz ensemble....like a miniature Loose Tubes with strings. Jazz Journal  ☆☆☆☆☆


"Turbulent avant-riffage, lush, cinematic sophistication... an ambitious project, convincingly realised" JazzWise ☆☆☆☆


"one of the most pro-active and forward thinking units on the UK scene today" Jazz Views


"A triumphant third album" MOJO  ☆☆☆☆


"The always stimulating Partikel meets this string section on equal terms. Eagles's tone on his various horns achieves an impressive blend of colours and dynamics. His compositions and arrangements, embracing sinuous, sinewy elegance, spiky funk and languid ballads, repay close attention. It's another intriguing step in the evolution of this talented outfit."  BBC Music Magazine ☆☆☆☆ (album of the month)


"This was a superb fusion of jazz, classical and electronic elements, the three components combining to create something organic, homogeneous and totally unique....Partikel is on of the best and most consistent of contemporary British jazz groups." Ian Mann ☆☆☆☆ (click here to read full live review)


"Original and at times deeply poignant, this is a big step forward by a group intent on walking down a road less traveled" Kevin LeGendre, Echo Magazine ☆☆☆☆  (album of the month)


"Definitely the best Partikel album to date... containing plenty of depth, sinewy improvising, and good ideas" Marlbank ☆☆☆☆ (click here to read full review)


"String Theory is one of the most successful jazz / classical collaborations I've heard, a genuinely convincing hybrid.... the album is a brilliant realisation of all the ambitions and objectives Eagles had for the project.... an astonishing performance." Ian Mann ☆☆☆☆ (click here to read full review)


"In balancing Partikel's familiar free jazzy energy with a compositional coherence that draws the textures of the string players and the trio into striking and often unexpectedly seductive accords.... String Theory is an intriguing insight into the depths of their resources"  John Fordham - The Guardian (click here to read review) 


"Playful, diverse tempos and rhythms with delightful, elegant touches of chamber music" JazzThing (Germany) (click here to read German review)


"Orchestral, powerful and unique" Concerto Magazine ☆☆☆☆ 


"String Theory is a fine record from an extended English trio that will make people want to hear them live..." Salt Peanuts (Germany) (click here to read German review)


"Exciting and thrilling" UK Vibe ☆☆☆☆


"Partikel, a dynamic London based trio led by saxophonist Duncan Eagles, are augmented by a string quartet on their stunning new album" Record Collector Magazine  ☆☆☆☆ 


"Spectacular" UK Jazz Radio ☆☆☆☆☆


"An engaging take on the art of the saxophone trio from one of the UK's most engaging and promising new bands" Ian Mann ☆☆☆☆    (on Cohesion)   (click here for the full review)


"Ford's limber, inventive patterns, Luthert's propulsive yet flexible bass licks and Eagle's hard edged lyricism constitute a highly satisfying album" BBC Music Magazine ☆☆☆☆                    (click here for the full review) 


"Partikel bring the European Jazz Scene something incredibly dynamic and original" Gaffa Music (Denmark) ☆☆☆☆


"rampant music...gentle blue notes and aggressive soundscapes...this makes for some fascinating music" JazzThing (Germany)


"A true listening adventure" Musik An Sich


"With a great sound and an excellent sense, Partikel deliver songs that really are cohesive" Jazz PT Magazine (Portugal) ☆☆☆☆


"The importation of a string quartet into the lean, piano-less sound of jazz trio Partikel works wonders on this new album" The Telegraph (Best albums of 2015 list)


"Music that can turn on a knife-edge from winsome, atmospheric melody making to dark, hard riffing." Herald Scotland


"listenable and inventive jazz from a band refusing to rest on their laurels" London Jazz News   (click here for full review)


Number 6 in Marlbank's best albums of 2015 list


"String Theory creates a broad spectrum of musical colors that allow the listener to become one with the music...a milestone of jazz."  Nachrichten.com (Germany)


"Both accessible and innovative" Sandy Brown Jazz


"high-energy music with a variety of many startling and original soundscapes" RheinMain Magazine


"It is clear that here are three absolute experts at work. Each a master of his instrument placing themselves at the service of the common goal of playing high quality jazz music" Mos Eisley Music (Germany) 


"Highly atmospheric and full of surprises... There are exciting trips through times and styles, united by the great musicality of all the musicians" Musikreviews.de 13/15 (Germany)


 "This is a thoughtful and varied disc which will add to the band's growing reputation."  The Scotsman


"The three protagonists are musicians of great stature" All About Jazz (Italy)


"Engagingly crafted, lucid music: cooly linear, the airy yet swinging three way melodies were cleanly structured yet open to many an energising shift in accent and attack"  Jazz Journal


"Partikel here offer a masterclass in the art of the saxophone trio, with music that is both eloquent and articulate." Jazz UK


"One of the hottest young bands on the UK scene" Jazzwise


"he close knit nature of the trio shows in how they handle tight, hooky melodies, and in the flexibility of Max Luthert's bass and Eric Ford's impressionistic drumming" John Fordham (The Guardian)


"A strong ensemble with a powerful set of tunes" All About Jazz


"Partikel is a piano less trio of saxes, bass and drums. It's a tricky medium, but in the agile and inventive hands of Duncan Eagles, Max Luthert and Eric Ford it's also engrossing." The Daily Telegraph