Praise for INFINITE DISTANCES (Cellar Live, 2017): Downloads:

“11 sizzling tracks…an unexpected delight 4.5 Stars.”-Carlo Wolff/Downbeat Magazine Review

“Haidu’s ability to express deep feelings is striking.”- Tony Hall/Jazzwise(UK)

“Superb solos at every turn…full of intricate yet engaging melodies.”-Ron Netsky/Rochester City News Paper

“An ambitious and highly successful showcase for Noah’s piano, compositions and ensemble conception.” George Kanzler/Hot House

“A sumptuous record that swings and grooves with far out moments.”-Dan Ouellette/Downbeat Magazine Article

“This is ambitious …played by musicians at their creative and technical peak.”-Phil Freeman/NYC Jazz Record

“A heavy rite of passage”-Ron Hart/The

“The music invites discoveries in the interior.”- Ranier Bratfisch/Jazz Podium (Germany)

“A master class in jazz that swings…possessing that natural flow and elegance that’s the mark of all the greats like [Kenny] Barron, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea.”-S. Victor Aaron/Something Else Reviews

“The leader and Irabagon create blazing solos…These compositions have deep meaning.” Richard B. Kamins/Step Tempest

“A beautiful heart-offering, poetically crafted and ornamented by the gifted pianist”-Raul da Gama/The Whole Note (Canada)

“The most sensual moments come with a low profile of ‘Hanaya’ and ‘Can we Talk’, dominated by the delicate and sensitive touch of Haidu.” -Vangelis/Jazzbuzz

“illustrates Haidu’s mastery of pacing…showcases Haidu at his kinetic, dynamic best”-Downbeat Editor’s pick/

Praise for Slipstream (Posi-Tone/2011) and Momentum (Posi-Tone/2013):

“Unquestionably one of the most confident and impressive of all the new pianists…Haidu is an important new talent.”-Tony Hall / Jazzwise Magazine (UK)

“A rising star in New York’s vibrant jazz scene…Haidu is one of the finest young jazz lions.”-Edward Blanco / JazzTimes

“Noah Haidu is accessible, intelligent and a master at his art.” –Brent Black / Critical Jazz

“Haidu’s got the talent to go places.” -Bruce Lindsay / All About Jazz

“Well-crafted piano lines that rest seductively on the underlying harmonies.” -Mike Hobart /

Financial Times

“Swings with authority and absolute divine purpose…he is without a doubt the real deal.” -Rob

Young / The Urban Flux

“Sure to turn into a bright star.” (Slipstream) -Chris Spector / Midwest Record

“This one’s going to knock you out.” -Marc Myers / Jazzwax

“Haidu’s rising star is propelled by a sure technique…instilled with a harmonic freshness and

degree of modernism that is all Haidu.” (Momentum) -Nick Bewesy / ICON

“Noah Haidu is a wonderfully talented pianist…intensity, intelligence, and wit.” (Momentum)

-Richard Kamins / Step Tempest

“Stretches in daring fashion on a blistering trio rendition of Cole Porter’s Just One of Those

Things.” -Bill Milkowski / JazzTimes

“Haidu’s compositions progress with a forthright liveliness… beautifully wrought.” -Bill Meyer /


“The power of the groove inspires Haidu through a marvelous solo with seemingly

inexhaustible melodic ideas. ★★★★” -Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online

“The pianist really dances over the active rhythm section…blends the influences of Monk,

Herbie Hancock and Geri Allen into a most funky concoction…Haidu can certainly play”

(Slipstream) -Richard B. Kamins / Step Tempest

“Haidu occupies that sweet spot where melodic adventurousness meets harmonic elegance.”

-Ron Netsky / Rochester City Newspaper

“Solos with passion and purpose…a telepathic rapport with drummer John Davis.” -Dan

Bilawsky / All About Jazz

“Haidu has soul and intelligence.” -Barry Bassis / Town & Village Magazine

“The music is energetic, straight ahead jazz joy. I especially like Haidu’s style of playing…his

solos are gorgeous.” -Ken Blanchard / Jazz Notes

“A performer and composer with focus and vision.” -Giovanni Russonello / Capital Bop

“Superb, straight-ahead jazz.” (Slipstream) -Bruce Lindsay / All About Jazz

“Some of the best group jazz you can hear…a pianist who’s chock full of ideas.” (Slipstream)

-Nick Bewsey / ICON Magazine

“It doesn’t hurt of have two of jazz’s currently hottest horn players on his record, Haidu showed

without any doubt that he belonged in that kind of company.” -S. Victor Aaron / Something

Else Reviews

“…your money’s worth in thrills…” (Momentum) -Chris Spector / Midwest Record

Praise for Noah as a sideman:

“The song has a mellow beginning, aided by (Mike) Stern’s haunting guitar work, but when Haidu steps up, the mood changes and the fury picks up.”
—Woodrow Wilkins / 10/18/10

“The keyboard work (Noah Haidu) alone makes this May, 2011 release well worth purchasing it…Noah’s organ work on the opening title track, “Soul Step“, is among the best I’ve heard this year!”
—Dick Metcalf /, June 2011

“…Haidu’s soulful riffs on the keyboard had an intense gravity…”
—Ivana Ng /, July, 2006

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