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...his command of the instrument is beyond staggering.Bob Doershuk, Downbeat

Djangirov’s playing is, simply, flawless.Jeff Tamarkin, All Music Guide

A sparkling command of the instrument - a wide and fine combination of musical approaches - new horizons for music. With my compliments and admiration.Chick Corea in Breakthrough liner notes

He’s a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard.Dave Brubeck in The New York Times

[Eldar] generates enough energy to power an entire city block along the way...Breakthrough is a portrait of the artist as a young man, but this young man already knows who he is, what he wants to say, and how he plans on saying it... brilliant Breakthrough.Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

With the release of VIRTUE, Eldar may have sealed his role in future jazz history.Bill Meredith, Jazziz

A blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm, and prowess, that was all the more for seeming so casual... an ebullient impressionist.Stephen Holden, The New York Times

He’s a fully mature, incomparably talented artist who needs no reference to his age or early credits to stand tall among the most engaging musicians of his generation. Or perhaps any generation.Andrea Canter, JazzPolice

Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever.JazzTimes

VIRTUE is an excellent record that shows the progress that he is making in terms of finding his own identity as a jazz musician.Dr. Billy Taylor

When saxophonist Chris Potter and vibraphonist Joe Locke join Djangirov on separate tracks, it’s burstingly apparent that he is comfortable as can be interacting on the highest level with some of the most respected musicians in jazz.Buffalo News

[THREE STORIES] is certainly jazz piano, but it's the kind that belongs in a recital hall… Djangirov gets to the heart of every song.Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

Something special goes on here... his playing is scary... Throughout, the sense of time and space is spectacularly played with. In Djangirov’s hands, the piano is a dramatic personage.Philadelphia Inquirer

What can I say about Eldar? He sounds great. He continues to amaze me with his development, interpretations and compositional skills.Kim Linzy, KUNV Las Vegas

Young, but accomplished pianist Eldar Djangirov, put on a masterful display [at Atlanta Jazz Festival] worthy of Carnegie Hall.iRockJazz.com

...Eldar rolls his broad musical vocabulary into one logical package...Andrea Canter, JazzTimes

…a terror of a technician who can scorch the keys in unexpected ways…channels the spirits of McCoy Tyner and Oscar Peterson along with Russian classical composers – all while showing great touch with dynamic.Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer

Mr. Djangirov who controls his dynamics and phrasing to convey the meaning behind the music… We welcome another Breakthrough by pianist Eldar Djangirov to WEMU and what he will do to perpetuate jazz music.WEMU.ORG 89.1FM

Eldar is a virtuoso by any measure.Bob Doershuk, Downbeat

…One of the finest jazz pianists of his generation.CMJ Magazine

This is a young man who has truly honed his craft... demonstrated exceptional compositional skills and earned the right to be in the conversation with the premier pianists in jazz today. His latest CD is an absolute joy to listen to.Eric Cohen, WAER Radio, Syracuse

Eldar’s solo piano mastery continues to amaze.All About Jazz

Eldar Djangirov… a force in his own right.Nate Chinen, New York Times

Excellent… Eldar’s keyboard technique can be blisteringly electric one moment, tender and thoughtful the next…boundless range and talent.San Francisco Chronicle

…Eldar applies his powers across this entire set with a level of taste and maturity that belie his age…this is the album for which the term “Young Lion” was created.Keyboard Magazine

He's only 26, but New York-based jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov has an impressive resume.USA Today

The force and energy of his playing made every molecule in the room vibrate.Susan Pena, Reading Eagle

I am very happy with everything.A happy customer

Eldar, the Great... Tiger Woods of Jazz.Hartford Courant

Piano wunderkind Eldar tackles the solo piano pantheon and wins with a knock out punch.Jon Regen, Keyboard Magazine

Just one man and a piano, and we have one of the most beautiful jazz albums in recent history.KZSC Santa Cruz

...with technique many of his elders can only envy…It’s that touch, his encyclopedic knowledge, and endless imagination that truly mark him as someone special to watch and listen to.Jazziz

...talent with an insatiable artistic imagination.Jazz Police

Eldar and his cohorts play with panache and enthusiasm that is difficult to resist.Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine

One of the top spinning CDs that we are playing. Eldar continues to amaze me with his virtuosity on the piano.Kevin O'Connor KBEM Radio, Minnesota


Review of Eldar JAZZ POLICE

Interview and write up in the HUFFINGTON POST

Interview with Eldar in KEYBOARD MAGAZINE

Review of Eldar’s concert at Berk’s Jazz Fest in READING EAGLE

Interview with Eldar at STUDIO JAMS

Eldar featured in USA TODAY

Review of “Breakthrough” at ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

Feature on GRAMMY.COM

BREAKTHROUGH is #2 (for several weeks) on the Jazz Week chart for jazz radio play across US

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