simiskina in New York City Jazz Record:

''Afwisselend vrij, verrassend toegankelijk – met melodieën uit A Zoology Of The Future (2016) en We Must Mustn’t We (2018) die uren later nog steeds in je hoofd rondwaarden – en vooral ongemeen origineel. Dit was, nog maar eens, internationale klasse die (veel)  vaker een podium zou moeten krijgen in deze contreien.''

Guy Peters on Enola.be


''Très bien, Cambien!

Dette er tre musikere som leverer kunstmusikk på svært høyt nivå, musikere som ikke bare er i stand til å gjøre det, men som også formidler sin glede over å gjøre det. Det gjør at tilværelsen som tilhører blir svært enkel, det er lett å la seg drukne i musikken og finne små perler og edelsteiner og små og større historier, gjemt inne i den store fortellingen.

Når får jeg høre trioen neste gang? Kan jeg bestille plass allerede nå?''

Johan Hauknes on salt-peanuts.eu

''Jonas Cambien Trio rangerer jeg som et av de fineste ensemblene her hjemme for tida. Den vurderingen knyttes blant annet til det strålende fjorårsalbumet «We Must Mustn´t We». De tre medlemmene – André Roligheten på saksofoner, Andreas Wildhagen, på trommer og Jonas Cambien på piano – er blant de ypperste i den store bagen av 30-åringer som fargelegger den nye jazzen, og denne tidlige ettermiddagskonserten på Energimølla skal bekrefte alle gode inntrykk.''

Arild R. Andersen på jazzinorge.no

''Wer an diesem Abend nicht in der Black Box war, hat etwas versäumt, ohne Frage!''

Jazzhalo.be

''Pianist Jonas Cambien likewise exploits the outside instrumental talents of his trio, using André Roligheten's capacity to play two saxophones at once and drummer Andreas Wildhagen's ability to shift abruptly between stark, staccato beats and swinging colouration to enliven his tightly constructed and often cathy tunes.''

The Wire

Jonas Cambien, a Belgian piano player living in Oslo.

Interview on jazzhalo.be

''We Must Mustn’t We is immediate and bracing'' * * * * 1/2


"While Cambien’s trio work on "We Must, Mustn't We" often indulges in sounds that are raucous, percussive, and loose. On "Simiskina", his duo recording with bassist Adrian Myhr, that he draws from a more subdued palette..."

Derek Stone about Jonas Cambien Trios and duos on freejazzblog.org



''Ademloos luisteren.'' * * * *

Misha Andriessen in Trouw


''Het tweede album van zijn Trio, (...), zet ’s mans ongrijpbare veelzijdigheid nog maar eens in de verf.''   

Guy Peters op Enola.be

''GOING FORWARD: the generation of artists who are writing the future of Jazz: Michael Wollny + Kristjan Randalu + Tony Gray + Pierre Marcus + Rémi Panossian + Jonas Cambien + Tigran Hamasyan''

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''Je kon je niet van de indruk ontdoen dat ons nog mooie dingen te wachten staan met deze kerels.''

Guy Peters op Enola.be




''Top Of 2018!'' * * * * *  Mariusz Zawiślak on Multikulti.com




Interview on jazzbluesnews.space

Interview in Belgian Jazz magazine jazzmozaïek



''Idérik og imponerende trio. Jonas Cambien er i slekt med Thelonious Monk og Cecil Taylor, men lar seg ikke prege av det.''  Arild R. Andersen on jazzinorge.no



''Sammen med de langt framskredne improvisatørene Roligheten og Wildhagen, (...) har Cambien skapt sitt eget univers som er egna for å overraske, utfordre og dermed sette mottakerapparatet i aksjon på et nytt vis - ingenting er mer spennende enn det.'' 

Tor Hammerø on torhammero.blogg.no



''Half the fun is learning the new musical language a pianist like Jonas Cambien is speaking.'' Allaboutjazz.com

''Cambien's fierce intent has yielded impressive results and many will be looking forward to his next move.'' (*****)

John Sharpe about Jonas Cambien Trio, A Zoology of the Future on allaboutjazz.com

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''Men det store funnet for egen del er sjefen, Jonas Cambien. (...) For så vakkert og innovativt pianospill, og så talende tema er det lenge siden jeg har hørt.''

Johan Hauknes about Clean Feed Label Night at Victoria, Nasjonal Jazzscene on salt-peanuts.eu

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''Cambien is (…) an inspiring pianist. His trio has created a unique, poetic and suggestive music with a long-lasting aesthetics.''

Bjarne Søltoft in Jazznytt about Jonas Cambien trio, A Zoology of the Future

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''...a welcome and rather unanticipated surprise for 2016.'' (****)

Glenn Astarita on allaboutjazz.com about Jonas Cambien trio, A Zoology of the Future

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''If this album represents the sound of the future (as its title suggests), I won’t complain. It’s three men, a pile of instruments, and an aversion to musical convention. Mix those all together, and you get the wild racket that is A Zoology of the Future. Highly recommended!'' (****1/2)

Derek Stone on freejazzblog.org about Jonas Cambien trio, A Zoology of the Future

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''One of the best recordings of the year.'' (*****)

Marcin Jachnik on multikulti.com about Jonas Cambien trio, A Zoology of the Future

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''Jonas Cambien Trio helps jazz to survive, not by renewing it, but through refreshment and vitality.''

Arild Andersen on jazzinorge.no about Jonas Cambien trio, A Zoology of the Future

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''exciting and interesting record''

Jan Granlie on salt-peanuts.eu about Jonas Cambien trio, A Zoology of the Future

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''Conversations on a high level''

Tor Hammerø on torhammero.blogg.no about Jonas Cambien trio, A Zoology of the Future

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''Foi bom, muito bom.''

Rui Eduardo on jazz.pt about Jonas Cambien trio at Combat Jazz Series, Parede, Portugal

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''Karokh are liberators.''

Arild R. Anderesen on jazzinorge.no about Karokh: Needle, thread and Nail Polish.

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