"Pysz is an established star in his own right, and alternates here not only between accompaniment and dueling lead but also between electric and acoustic as the mood changes, with plenty here for the guitar aficionado."
"There is some beautiful stuff here – a must for jazz guitar fans" **** Stephen Graham (Marlbank)
"The crisp balance of sound and space in this recording is flawless...it's great to witness the development of Maciek Pysz's own musical personality"
"Pysz is a quiet virtuoso who has developed into one of the most distinctive guitarists around" ****
"The Intro is an improvised section from Maciek Pysz on guitar and demonstrates why, for many people, Maciek is a key player of our time. This captures both the delicate touch which Maciek has and also the emotive, crystal clear style of his playing"
"With 'A Journey' Maciek Pysz has produced an album deserving of the highest praise. Highly recommended"
Peter McLaren (Jazz in Europe)
"Album gitarzysty Macieja Pysza zawiera doskonalą dawkę pogodnego world-jazzu rozbudowanego o wspaniałą wirtuozerię lidera oraz zaproszonych gości"
Dionizy Piatkowski (Era Jazzu, June 2017)
"La virtuosité du polonais Maciek Pysz à la guitare n'est plus à démontrer" (Nice Matin)
"One of the most melodic and innovative guitarists I've heard for many a year...all compositions are as melodic and harmonically satisfying as his solos"
"This album is truly a great listen as it manages to effortlessly combine mesmerising compositions with the energy and drive of a group of great musicians"
"There is no doubt that this is an amazing album, full of musical beauty, aesthetic pleasure and extraordinary musicianship"
"The Polish acoustic/classical guitarist draws from the world of Ralph Towner and Pat Metheny in a fine sounding quartet recording"
Jazzwise Magazine (Feb 2016)
"It’s a classy collection with the theme of journeying"
Peter Bacon (The Jazz Breakfast)
"From the start it was obvious that this was going to be something special...Pysz had the audience enthralled"
Lance Liddle (Bepop Spoke Here)
"The clarity is not just clarity of sound, but clarity of emotion, and that is why I love this album so much"
"If antidote were needed for saxophone & trumpet-based jazz, then the refreshingly clean, quicksilver beauty of Maciek Pysz's guitar trio comes to mind. This young Polish guitarist plays folk & classical instruments with an almost austere, pure, clarity reminiscent of early Metheny and Ralph Towner, with deft bass and drums accompaniment. Delightful"
David Ellingham (Local Secrest, Nov 2015)
"Pysz continues the path already established on his debut album, which presents him as a superb composer and a virtuoso guitar player"
"Guitarist Maciek Pysz’s “Insight” is a gorgeous revelation of an album. Supported by the always inventive playing of noted drummer Asaf Sirkis and bassist Yuri Goloubev, Pysz’s acoustic lines may be perfect, pure and smoothly played, but their intent is too powerful to be anything close to being smooth jazz. Thank God. There is guitar wizardry on display here, and drum and bass wizardry too, but it is all in service to Pysz’s enthralling compositions"
Walter Kolosky (Author of the books Power, Passion and Beauty and Follow Your Heart - John McLaughlin song by song)
"A Journey represents a significant step forward for Maciek Pysz" **** Matthew Ruddick (Kind Of Jazz)
"A Journey really lives up to its title: it travels both with style and class – as much as music can. 4* "
"...the incredible Polish guitar player Maciek Pysz"
Mike Chadwick (JazzFM, Soul and Jazz Radio)
"There's magic at work when music repeatedly invites you back to delve more deeply into its subtle nuances; something sensed particularly strongly in London Stories – an intimate, acoustic sound world created by guitarists Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona.
"I've been blown away by this album!!!...The album is a weave of impassioned and impeccable improvisatory inventions!!...In a nutshell, "Outstanding!"
Richard Saunders (RTRFm Australia)
"Pysz's acoustic guitar is as outstanding as his classical guitar" Rich Rainlore (Rainlore's World Of Music)
"Acoustic guitar/Percussion/Bass-led world roots and modern jazz sounds from this EST/Avishai Cohen-sounding trio...Recommended!" (Time Out Magazine London)
"Incredibly talented young guitarist"
Tomasz Furmanek (Jazz Forum)
"Maciek...shows in his playing an unusual combination of passion and virtuosity which easily grabs the audience" (Nowy Czas)
"Mesmerising, magical music!" (Torfaen Jazz Club)
"Outstanding accomplished jazz guitarist with a unique sound" (The Ritzy)
"...combination of enormous talent, virtuosity and passion as well as a deep sensitivity"
Rich Rainlore (Rainlore's World Of Music)
"He plays everything like he means it and plays with an impressive nimble precision and awareness of the whole sonic picture" Phil Wain (NoTreble.com reviewer)
"An excellent jazz guitarist with outstanding curriculum of concerts and recordings" (Jazz Cafe POSK)
"Maciek Pysz has wowed the crowds at almost every Jazz venue that matters in London. This group takes the smooth tones of European jazz and sprinkles on a touch of latin spice!" (Spoonfed)
"The real talents here are undoubtedly Pysz, with his often-mesmerising technical control and acute musical sensitivity" James Savage-Hanford
"Pysz most certainly has 'delivered' with Insight as an album as well as on his gorgeous playing"
Rich Rainlore (Rainlore's World Of Music)
"Maciek Pysz trio going down a storm! Jazzy, improvisational and fresh!" Vivacity Arts
"Your tone is beautiful and there is some real sensitivity in your music which is what the world needs"
Kai Eckhardt (bass player: John McLaughlin, Steve Smith)
"Maciek’s compositions stay with you after listening and the trio play with great sensitivity and brilliant use of dynamics. The studio sound of this recording is pristine and worth hearing purely for the sound – but the music rewards the listener far beyond that"