Mordy Ferber (Guitars); Greg Goebel (Piano); Dave Captein (Bass); Rob Davis (Sax); Todd Strait (Drums)
Mordy's playing and compositions defy classification for the simple reason that he emulates no one and does more than his share to bring jazz into the 21st century. Writing expressive music for multiple instruments, he effortlessly joins the intricacies of melody and musicianship. The legendary drummer, Jack DeJohnette says, "I love his sound and his feeling. He writes beautiful compositions. Mordy is committed to the highest level of quality and creativity. He is not afraid to take risks."
On "Reflection" Mordy Ferber has proven himself to be absolutely chameleonic on guitar, composing and playing pieces as varied and emotionally magnetic as the breadth of his experiences and talent allow. (EJazz News)
My most engraved Mordy Ferber memory as an improvising musician was when
I heard him in California with Danny Gottlieb and Jeff Berlin. Mordy's
playing was hard-edged, avant-garde, don't give-a damn-about convention,
and rhythmically on fire. This is the spirit of what I like best about
Mordy--he chooses hip scale-dissonance coupled with a rebellious freedom
that reveals the pure joy of improvisation. As A composer, Mordy shows
another side, a more abstract, melodic, original, out-of -the-mainstream
approach to jazz and that's the Mordy Ferber to whom no-one else can
"Mordy is a wonderful musician who digs deep in his writing and playing
with a clear sense of communicating to the listener."
"On Reflection, Mordy Ferber provides reason to make sure he’s included
in the lists of jazz guitarists who not only have developed sounds of
their own through deep personal experience and technical mastery, but
also who have shown sufficient compositional imagination to make their
"New York guitarist-composer, Mordy Ferber, is a powerful, contemporary
guitarist with an attitude, energy, and a pluck all his own.
And with a batch of riveting originals and plenty of zing per string,
Ferber is clearly his own man." (Jazz Times)
"Ferber’s Mr. X makes manifest his deep commitment and his firm
attitudes towards his music. The compositional lines are strong; the
ballads are fresh; and, the guitar work throughout is outstanding."
(The Jerusalem Post)