"There are few jazz records that seem suitable for a pyrotechnics show, but trumpeter-composer-producer Dan Rosenboom has accomplished such a feat with the debut of his new album...a wholly modern and frequently intimidating assault brimming with ferocity...The quintet has a grinding meticulousness...and the band is extremely tight in their execution of Rosenboom's ideas. This is not background music. It's a panoramic assault soaked in aggression and fuzz, flinging jagged machismo in every direction.The listener has two options: Put down what they're doing and soak it up, or run screaming for the hills."
–Sean J. O'Connell, DownBeat Magazine
"Progressive anger can blast down some ugly walls, and Burning Ghosts' new recording shows how to do it without saying a word (or firing a shot)... This hard-jammin' quartet has jelled. Last year's debut raged with energy, but a span of seasoning and an appropriate alignment with John Zorn's avantist Tzadik label (Naked City, Secret Chiefs 3) have left the Ghosts focused and ready to dominate... If you're wishing for this decade's most potent way of declaring "We're not gonna take it," look no further."
“[DR. MiNT] presents a wow factor on its fifth release… The band generates high-heat and integrates memorable melodies into several pieces, so it's not all about wielding a path of destruction…jazz that generates thrills a minute as some might say. Play it Loud!”
–Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
"In his quintet, [Rosenboom] has fashioned something entirely new from wildly diverse precedents like the music of Ornette Coleman, Balkan-folk, heavy-metal, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra... At times the band reminded me of Ornette’s Prime Time playing at a Bulgarian rave. The liberal dosage of odd-meters and compound meters also evoked the spirit of Mahavishnu, but there was also a splash of (I swear to god) Black Sabbath tossed in for good measure... Rosenboom has a warm, gorgeous tone...imagine Freddie Hubbard gigging with Henry Threadgill in a Slavic mashup group, and you get the idea."
–Robert Bush, NBC San Diego
“This bi-coastal USA ultra-progressive band is inspired by the classic chord-less quartets of modern jazz via a fast-moving program, complete with tricky, mind-bending works, odd-metered unison excursions and other revved up implementations. The musicians' assertiveness is embedded into various offshoots and stylizations such as hard-hitting bop and poignant call / response jaunts, framed on structural elements… Quoan's valiant disposition, energized performances, and ferocious improvisational acumen offers much more than your standard meat and potatoes jazz stew."
–Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
The Dan Rosenboom Septet is an acoustic jazz group dedicated to play the compositions of Dan Rosenboom. Blending noir jazz and contemporary classical chamber music with hard driving rock grooves, this group recalls elements of Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, and The Bad Plus, with overtones of Stravinsky, Messaien, and Zappa lining the sound.
This dynamic trumpet and drums duo has been making music together for nearly 15 years, and in 2020 they plan to finally release their first duo album. Stay tuned for details and tour dates!
"Rosenboom again presents advanced conception and improv in equally large doses...enough musical ideas to fill up the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum...It’s not a Miles Davis concert circa 1975, but it’s hard the escape the feeling of such an event. Book Of Storms does nothing but strengthen Daniel Rosenboom’s reputation as a conceptual improviser of the highest order. Whenever you see his name near the words “Book of,” prepare yourself for a hell of a ride."
—S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews
"L.A. trumpeter Dan Rosenboom seems to gravitate towards music that challenges on multiple levels...wildly ambitious... It's a fascinating blend and blur of the notated versus the improvised, and the constant shifting keeps the listener's interest at a peak level... Imagine a synthesis of Wayne Shorter's "Moto Grosso Feio," and Cecil Taylor's "Conquistador," and one knows what to expect. Recommended."
—Robert Bush, All About Jazz