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"...with Cai's abundance of catchy tunes, snaking funk riffs and his own forceful fretless playing showing he has plenty of original ideas...Marle-Garcia drives this band along with bubbling basslines and some serious solos.

"'Mr. Ears' is a satisfying and substantial album that marks the arrival of a promising new British bass talent."

Bass Guitar Magazine review
 
" Cai has a playing style very reminiscent of Jaco, but his compositions are all his own and contain a great balance of groove, jazz sensibilities and emotive melodies. This album did remind me quite a bit of Jaco's debut solo album (and I mean that in a good way).

" Cai will surely make a splash with this CD....he's a great player playing honest music. There is no pretense here, he's playing from the heart!"


Bassist Damian Erskine (for 'Bass Musician Magazine')
 

"'Mr. Ears' sounds immense. Great solos, beautiful touch and wonderfully melodic...and the writing is brilliant."

Bassist Laurence Cottle

 

"[Mr. Ears is] pleasantly melodic and immaculately played with Marle-Garcia's rippling, bubbling bass at the heart of the sound providing stimulus for some classy soloing...Marle-Garcia's lovely liquid electric bass...[sounds] remarkably like Jaco in one of his more lyrical moments.

"There is considerable potential here. Cai Marle-Garcia is definitely one to watch."

Ian Mann - www.thejazzmann.com

"Cai Marle-Garcia is a fretless phenomenon. He is one of those very rare players that is connected to the portal, that somehow allows him to play with a pure spirit. No filters, no ego trips...just the pure joy of musical genius.

While there are many players that excel at mimicking my dear friend, the late great Jaco Pastorius, Cai has a certain spark of originality that will someday develop into a full-blown firestorm, of music yet to be heard."

Guitarist and composer Dann Glenn
 

"Cai’s own compositions, were remarkably successful in putting some real feeling into a strong melodic line...it could develop into something exceptional"

Journalist Sebastian Taylor

"Marle-Garcia has carved out his own style: marvellous phrasing, dextrous runs up and down the fingerboard with pitch-perfect precision. Marle-Garcia has that knack of making it sound perfectly natural for the bass to be up front leading the melody. Definitely a name to watch out for."

London Jazz

 
 
 
 
 
 
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