"The key to his playing lies not in his doing something radically different at the piano, but in his doing it better than 90 percent of the other young pianists. If anything sets Barth apart it's his complete control of the modern mainstream idiom and the contributions of his most immediate predecessors, such as Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, and Mulgrew Miller....More
“At the piano, no one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust
“Pianist Barth digs deep to his true soul in the keyboard language….. self-assured
“The Pianist Bruce Barth brought a lot of resources to the bandstand.”
“All told, East and West is one of the best jazz albums of recent memory.
“…..a pianist of enormous ability…..Barth plays with an understated intensity, swathed
“…..a pearly touch and clear notion of where each improvisation is going.”
“Subtlety and sophistication seem to come naturally to jazz pianist Bruce Barth.
“Chockful of surprising twists, turns, and tempo shifts that separate the premier players