Press

"Bart has a gift for a nostalgic melody, for tunes suffused with great longing and sadness. Her clear tone is beautiful and haunting, and the music is light and accessible". Jane Mann, London Jazz News, UK

"I really so far liked only two harmonica players: Toots Thielemans and Antonio Serrano, but from now on I will as well include young Ariel Bart in this list. Her debut album is a statement of a musician and composer much more mature than her age would suggest. Her sound is full and round and her melodic playing easy to listen to". Wulf Muller, Spain

"In Between", a bit between two worlds, that of the West and the East, reveals a beautiful harmonica player who could be classified, as Toots would have said, between a smile and a tear". JazzHalo

"There is still life after Toots! On "In Between", Bart reminds us in eight songs why we once fell in love with a music genre. Bart brings Eastern spiced jazz compositions in which every musician can show off ample opportunity for an hour. All with suppleness and modesty that would almost make you forget how much craftsmanship there is in each of the musicians!" BJÖRN COMHAIRE, Luminous Dash,Belgium

"So I'm very convinced of the instrumentalist Ariel Bart, but if possible I'm even more of the composer. It showcases remarkable maturity and rarely heard lyrical ability. If you can think of tunes like "Spiritual Wars", "Stranger on the Hill" or "Deep Down", then you can take the poison that a great future awaits you. The particularly surprising debut of a young woman who will be on all the big stages in a very short time points out! And it will still be deserved, too, because an entrance exam like this, you see and hear, is seldom taken. Really great class!" Dani Heyvaert, ROOTSTIME.BE, Belgium

"An approach that she develops in eight songs (with a total duration of thirty-seven minutes) in a very varied and colorful way. Each intro is like an embryo letting them develop in different environments. She introduces the necessary melancholy and lyrical chamber jazz but doesn't shy away from going a little firmer" Georges Tonla Briquet, JazzHalo, Holland

"This record tells of a hidden, intimate world, the one sometimes glimpsed by certain musicians when they know how to lead beyond the simple appearances of existence. First of all, one is surprised by Bart's instrumental expertise, not easily found in young people in their early twenties" Riccardo Talamazzi, Off Topic Magazine, Italy