"'Sync' reveals an artist who…already has a powerful musical personality.  Yaremko's originals, which touch on the jazz tradition while also

looking forward, are rife with musical adventures.

Likewise, his covers of such songs as

Lennon-McCartney's "Michelle" offer fresh, open-minded approaches..."

     -Zan Stewart, Newark Star-Ledger

 

 

Beautifully rendered standards stand comfortably shoulder to shoulder with confident originals, the latter including “Two Kings” and the title track. Lennon/McCartney’s “Michelle” is entirely recognizable to those in the know but is transformed into an edgy and fresh existence that serves the original’s poignancy and wistfulness.

Antonio Carlos Jobim receives tribute in “Zingaro”

(aka “Portrait in Black and White”), which is

stunningly portrayed, as is Monk’s “Ruby, My Dear”.

Added to the mix are fetching compositions by

Yaremko’s driving partner, the highly capable

trumpeter and flugelhornist Nathan Eklund. 

Yaremko and Eklund snap, crackle and pop throughout this excellent recording while bassist Bill Moring and drummer Steve Johns most effectively pump the engine of the quartet.”

     -Laurel Gross, All About Jazz

“…Craig Yaremko's fluent flute solo is a treat”

-Scott Albin, Jazz Times

 

 

 

 

“It is hard to imagine how many ultra-talented musicians lie in the weeds, with no big-budget record contract or nationwide touring schedule that allows them to reach the masses. Discovering one is like finding a pearl in your oyster — and the pearl on Sync is the multiple reed-playing Craig Yaremko…Craig Yaremko is a jack of many instruments, and here he is the master of all — and a darn good writer and arranger to boot.”

-John Cizik, Jazz Improv New York