"Jewish music is a difficult
sound to pinpoint. The rhythms
tend to flow together at all different paces, which paves the
way for entrancing melodies by the flute, at least in the case
of musicians Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges. Their latest album,
"Shalom Aleichem," covers 72 minutes of Jewish music,
which ranges from peaceful and soothing to upbeat and danceable."
-Jill Anderson, Wakefield Observer
"Tapper and Bridges are breaking some
of the barriers normally associated with instrumental music. Their
variety and skill give them wide appeal."
- Daniel Rose, Metronome Magazine
"Steve and Audie are both artists and
craftsmen, composers and performers of the highest order whose
mastery of technique is put at the service of emotional and spiritual
expression...This is music which lifts the spirit, engages the
heart, and will hold the interest of any music lover, from the
neophyte to the professional."
- Carole Friedman,
Somerville Museum (Somerville, MA)
"On a pair of albums, "Simple Gifts"
and "Island Dance", they've displayed a gentle but lively
sound, underpinned with a firm, jazzy sense of rhythm and expanded
by adventuresome musical ideas."
- John Lehman,
The Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
"Refreshing, relaxing, and accessible
to any audience"
- Ron Della Chiesa,
WGBH Radio (Boston, MA)
"It's hard to find music so full of joy, so bright, and guileless as this.Drawing on many musical styles and nuances, this always stays light and bouyant, like a carefree summer on a Carribean island."
"A class act that adds to any occasion a touch of elegance...An atmosphere of warmth and joy, without schmaltz and loudness...Great flexibility and breadth of material...An atmosphere that encouraged friendly conversation yet captured the special nature of the day... Sounds that ebbed and flowed and seemed to reflect perfectly the mood of the party... A mood of cheerful grace and ease... informal beauty."