Praise for SLOWLY: Song for Keith Jarrett

“Achingly beautiful…a stunning album.”
– Steve Heath/UK Vibe

A work of stunning execution and heart.”
– Alexa Peters/ Downbeat Magazine Review (4 stars)

“He has developed his own compelling brand of pianism…the eight tracks here form less a tribute than a reflection on the ways in which Mr. Jarrett’s approach to the piano, to a standard, to the communication within a trio—get absorbed and distilled by Mr. Haidu’s own trio with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Hart, and on how pain gives way to joy.”
– Larry Blumenfeld/Wall Street Journal

“Extraordinary collective improvisations.”
– Stéphane Ollivier/Jazz Magazine (France)

“A work of rare elegance.”
– Elio Bussolino/Rockerilla (Italy)

“A major trio statement.”
– Matt Micucci/Jazziz

“A team effort from concept to execution, all three musicians of this superb piano trio contribute compositions, opening with the one-two caress of the gorgeous Williams- penned “Air Dancing,” followed by Hart’s’ lighter-than-air “Duchess.” Haidu’s touch on both of these is exquisite, an adroit expression of the melodic threads, weaving them into magic.”
– Dan McClenaghan/All About Jazz 4½ star review and Best of 2021 List

“With this powerhouse lineup, Haidu effectively creates his own incarnation of Jarrett’s legendary “Standards Trio” with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette.”
– Jackson Sinnenberg/Jazz Times

“Haidu’s title song is a tribute to The Köln Concert his dad loved and an elegy. It is beautiful in any case.”
– Jim Motavalli/New York City Jazz Record

“The result is a magnificent record, warm and in the groove. A project that evokes – in spirit, certainly not literally – that of the late Standards Trio with Peacock and DeJohnette.”
– Ivo Franchi/Musica Jazz (Italy)

“It is when Haidu braces two tunes, knitted by Williams’ and Hart’s rhythmic compulsion — Jarrett’s “Rainbow” and his own “Keith Jarrett”, that this album finds its most inspired and deepest moments, as if two pianists were one.”
– Chris Searle/ Morning Star (UK)

“The spirit of Keith Jarrett morphs and shines within Noah Haidu.”
Tak Tokiwa Intoxicate Magazine (Japan)

“The three musicians are superb on the record. There is a palpable sense of honesty, emotion, and commitment to this recording that is compelling.”
– Pachi Tapiz/Tomajazz (Spain)

“Space and patience are the hallmarks of this threesome’s interactions. Their collective delicacy of touch belies the depth of melodic and rhythmic subtlety they explore during the seventy-some minutes.“
– Doug Collette/Glide Magazine

“Noah proves to be a master in handling colors and volumes, adding depth with sophisticated harmonic choices, a refined sense of rhythm and an elegant touch.”
– Angelo Leonardi/All About Jazz Italia

“One of the zenith albums of the modern era.”
– Burak Sülünbaz/Cazkolik (Turkey)

“As one might expect from this lineup, the playing is absolutely exquisite; on the ballads in particular (notably the Williams composition “Air Dancing”) the trio’s ability to stay absolutely together while implying the rhythm more than stating it is breathtaking.”
– Rick Anderson/CD Hotlist

“Slowly” is an album to relish, infused with clarity, depth of feeling and commanding performances.”
– Will Withers/Monarch Magazine

“To pay homage to someone with such an outsize artistic personality would seem to be an enormous challenge, the task made even more daunting because of the choice to show respect for Jarrett by playing in a trio format. But not so much for the prodigious piano virtuoso Noah Haidu.”
– Raul De Gama/Canada

“Noah Haidu, a brilliant, 49-year-old New York-based jazz pianist…with two other legends, bassist Buster Williams, 79, and drummer Billy Hart, 80.”
– Tom Henry/Toledo Blade

“There’s a palpable sense of feeling, emotion and commitment about this recording which is compelling.”
– Mike Collins/London Jazz News

Slowly is a lovely tribute to a jazz great, and it’s a beautiful album that rewards repeat listening.”
– Mordecai Specktor/American Jewish World

“Another ambitious project: recording a trio album with one of the greatest bass and drum combinations in jazz: Billy Hart and Buster Williams.”
– Bob Morello/Pittsburg Post-Gazette

“Shifts from elegant melodic lines to rhythmically complex, rock tinged riffs.”
– Brenda Nelson-Straus/Black Grooves

“Played with closeness, intensity and serenity.”
– Distrio Jazz

“His phrases float in the air over the delicate atmosphere… Haidu, Williams and Hart fill the record with communication, rhythm and expressiveness.”
– Felix Amador Galvez/Jazz That Noise

“Noah’s silky keys dance alongside Buster’s tender bass (while Hart’s refined brushwork fastens everything together.”
– Joseph Clement/Jazz Inspires (UK)

“Pianist Noah Haidu gives a tribute to the most influential living pianist, Keith Jarrett, as he teams up with all stars Billy Hart/dr and Buster Williams/b on this delightful trio salute. Haidu…I’d love to see this threesome tour around.”
– George Harris/Jazz Weekly

“There’s so much emotional honesty and a poised sense of delivery here…up there with the best classic jazz piano trio sounds around at the moment.”
– Stephen Graham/Marlbank (UK)

“A stunning performance.”
– Bob Nicosia/ Music Man Blog

“Slowly: Song for Keith Jarrett” is a masterpiece.  First of all, this trio is magnificent, each individual member a musician and composer.  They bring to this project, not only the best on their instruments, but their vivid memories of the legendary Keith Jarrett.  The first song, “Air Dancing” was composed by Buster Williams and I never wanted it to end.  It was incredibly beautiful.”
– Dee Dee McNeil/Musical Memoirs

“This is music that lives beyond all boundaries.”
– Chris Spector/Midwest Record

“The mood is often lush on original compositions by Haidu and his combo, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Hart, showing a lively sense of interplay and synergy.”
– Luhrssen & Shlabotnik/Shepherd Express

“In Slowly: Song for Keith Jarrett we enjoy a magical combination. The mix of yesterday with today, Haidu’s extraordinary meeting with Buster Williams and Billy Hart, veterans of the jazz music scene and the United States of America.”
– Héctor Martín González/Canción a Quemarropa (Spain)

“Simply by drawing out “Georgia On My Mind,” Haidu is able to reveal more about the majesty of that melody.”
– Victor Aaron/Something Else Reviews

“the Haidu/Williams/Hart trio presents a distinctive sound of their own…Haidu’s study and absorption of Jarrett’s style which allows him to interpret this music in the way Jarrett might have performed it.”
– Thomas Cunniffe/Jazz History Online

Acknowledged in the following Best of 2021 lists:

Jazz Journalist Association | Jazz Critics Poll | Cadence | All About | Jazz History Online

Praise for DOCTONE

“an emotionally gripping and diversely expressive set of 11 compositions.”
– Donald Elfman/ New York City Jazz Record

“This record was really beautiful.”
– Robin Hilton/NPR

“A stellar outing, with excellent saxophone sounds woven into a killer piano trio, perfectly arranged with reverence and verve.”
– Dan McClenaghan/All About Jazz

“They reflect this extremely evolved relationship to the mainstream jazz tradition. They’re completely conversant in that tradition but they’re always interested in what’s right around the corner.”
– Nate Chinen/All Songs Considered

“A record of unusual depth and quality, a labor of love that offers Kirkland’s work its rightful place in the jazz canon, and establishes Haidu as an artist with heart, chops and uncommon musical vision.”
– Monarch Magazine

“An exciting album… you’re really going to enjoy it.”
– Jeffrey Siegel/Straight No Chaser

“Conjures the dancing joy of Kirkland’s spirit and allows Haidu to show off his imagination.”
– Will Layman/PopMatters

“Haidu, one of the brightest pianists on today’s scene, is riding high momentum and his reverential view of Kirkland naturally results in peak performance.”
– Jim Hynes/Glide Magazine

“Haidu is himself an excellent pianist…Haidu’s group interprets the song masterfully.”
– Ron Netsky/Rochester City Newspaper

“Haidu clearly shows off his technical abilities and creativity.”
– Dee Dee McNeil/Musical Memoirs

“ Haidu’s clear, but also very lyrical playing, strongly supported by Hart and Coolman…resulting in this classic jazz album.”
– Ben Taffijn/Nieuwe Noten (Amsterdam)

“Doctone ” is a wonderful album of piano jazz, very lyrical.”
– Phontas Troussas/Mine (Greece)

“Noah Haidu’s unique approach to jazz composition and performance combines new rhythmic ideas, harmonic sophistication…and he’s something of a jazz historian.”
– Dave Drexler/Jazz88

(Cellar Live, 2017)

“the assertive pianist and innovative composer leading its 11 sizzling tracks…Haidu regularly surprises, making his Cellar Live debut after two Posi-Tone recordings an unexpected delight.”
-Carlo Wolff/4½ star Downbeat Magazine Review

“The New Jersey native and pianist is holding a master class in jazz…possessing that natural flow and elegance that’s the mark of all the greats like Barron, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea.”
-S. Victor Aaron/Something Else Reviews

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

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

“Infinite Distances pulses with soul…a  sumptuous record that swings and grooves with far out moments.”
-Dan Ouellette/Downbeat Magazine Article

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

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

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

“The pieces combine swing, modern rhythms, improvisation, soul, gospel, and R & B in a new way. You can feel the closeness of the musicians.”
-Ranier Bratfisch/Jazz Podium (Germany)

“The suite is 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.”

“Haidu at his kinetic, dynamic best.”
-Bobby Reed/Downbeat Critics Pick Review

“Haidu’s clanging chords can make your fingertips hurt in sympathy; when he starts soloing, though, he exhibits a surprising lightness of touch.”
-Phil Freeman/Stereogum

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

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 / 

“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 /

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

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

“A rising star in New York’s vibrant jazz scene…Haidu is one of the finest young jazz lions…with jazz luminaries like trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon gracing the band as part of a core quintet, rising above their powerful performance is quite an accomplishment and Haidu does just that.”
-Edward Blanco / JazzTimes

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

“The cat can play his butt off.”(Slipstream)
-R.J. Deluke / All About Jazz

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

“Blends the influences of Monk, Herbie Hancock and Geri Allen into a most funky concoction…the pianist really dances over the active rhythm section.” (Slipstream)
-Richard B. Kamins / Step Tempest

“Stretches in daring fashion on a blistering trio rendition of Cole Porter’s Just One of Those Things.”
-Bill Milkowski / JazzTimes

“A striking first album…superb.” (Slipstream)
-Bruce Lindsay / All About Jazz

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

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

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

“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

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

“The power of the groove inspires Haidu through a marvelous solo with seemingly inexhaustible melodic ideas. ★★★★”
-Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online

“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

“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