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'His torrential polyrhythmic style and ability to raise the stakes in
formidable company establish him as a prime mover in the attempt to inject excitement and power back into total improvisation'.
The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 1992
'A major contemporary musician'
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD.
'Finally we hear from Paul Hession, a veteran of the scene with the ability to move from keeping time to free playing almost seamlessly. His solo here is beautifully constructed and innately musical, indeed his playing is full of fascinating detail throughout the set while always remaining subtly propulsive.'
Review of Live In Larissa – Nat Birchall Quintet www.thejazzmann.com
'He is, like fellow Yorkshire percussionist Tony Oxley, one of those very rare players who is able to cross the divide between conventional jazz and wholly improvised music.'
Pete Martin, Jazz UK
'Paul Hession's waves of cymbals and drums still sound deliriously beautiful, like some natural force.'
HIFI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW
Listen to a remix of a collaboration between sound artist Doug Van Nort and myself recorded at Musical Metacreation at Cafe Oto, London in June 2014.