“I am impressed in particular with Olsen’s pianistic abilities as he plays in head turning solos and I am also impressed with Caimano’s distinctive sound.”” - Robert Rusch

— Cadence Magazine

“…retain(s) the beauty of the classical melodies but the jazz soloing is done with real abandon and flair.” ” - Jerome Wilson


“…magical music for your ears that will never get old.”   “Alto Saxophonist Lou Caimano and Pianist Eric Olsen have used their remarkable improvisational skills to turn beautiful operatic melodies into wonderful jazz performances.”  ” - Bob Nicosia


“…a terrifically creative album, one that simply cannot be fully appreciated or savored in just one listening. There is, literally, so much going on here that you need to listen two or three times at least. What a great album!” ” - Lynn René Bayley

The Art Music Lounge

“…visionary recording”” - Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower

Roberta on the Arts

“Here… Caimano and Olsen… take the most dramatic arias from Mozart’s 1787 Don Giovanni, Barber’s 1956 Vanessa, Bizet’s 1875 Carmen, Verdi’s 1887 Otello and three more to turn them into gloriously swinging jazz, no mean feat.”  ” - Mike Greenblatt

— Aquarian Weekly

“High quality music, inspired improvisations! Beautiful music, reinvented with taste and respect by two immensely talented musicians.” ” - Bruce Crowther


“The results are warmly engaging, and make for stimulating listening.  Olsen and Caimano have shown again with this album that they have found a winning formula for this musical synthesis.”  ” - Joe Lang

— Jersey Jazz Journal

“DYAD fearlessly and imaginatively bebop these formidable operatic themes, each taken with improvisatory flair and soaring musicianship.  Caimano and Olsen are the daring bright lights here. Deservedly so.” ” - Mike Jurkovic

Elmore Magazine

A Tour de Force!" ” - Lance

Bebop Spoken Here

“Dyad Plays Jazz Arias will simply blow your mind! Real playing for real ears on the lookout for hot new sounds.”  ” - Chris Spector

Midwest Record

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