REVIEWS

"The team of Michael Whipple and Mark Esakoff is first-rate, and the performances by this duo are first-rate examples of contemporary jazz within a world music setting.  Excellent."  -Jazz Review  (jazzreview.com)  

  

"For lovers of cordially melodic music, these worthy musicians offer a sound of their own."  -All About Jazz  (allaboutjazz.com) 

 

"Bamboo Blue is simply too much fun. If these cats didn’t have a blast recording this album, I’d be shocked... if you don’t have a good time listening to this CD, get a life, ya damn grouches!"  - Zone Music Reporter  (zonemusicreporter.com) 

 

"Chasm has taken a very passionate approach to their songs.  There is a natural purity of sound that has nothing to prove or an ego to boost up and defend.  This is the pure joy of sharing your art so that others may take pleasure in it also. Check this one out."  -Awareness Magazine  (awarenessmag.com)  

  

"Even after you've listened to this CD (Panorhythmica) many times, its musical depth keeps it fresh and engaging, as new melodies and beats continue to emerge and amaze!"  -Spa Magazine  (writebyte.com) 

 

"Bamboo Blue is definitely feel good music. You can dance to it and feel like you are at a party in a Peter Sellers movie. If you are looking for something a bit different, mellow, tropical in feel, not trippy or introspective, here you have Chasm’s own well-crafted sound."  -Innerchange Magazine  (innerchangmag.com)

 

"Loaded with hooks that grab your attention and keep it."  -New Age Voice (NAV review)

 

"Bamboo Blue is definitely an intriguing album. World fusion vibes, along with slivers of 60’s and ‘70’s pop rock, mixed with smooth jazz riffs make the music on the album very entertaining."  -BVS Reviews  (bvsreviews.com) 

 

“We were immediately drawn to the aura that surrounded their sound. This band represents the true definition of world music.”  - St. Croix Music  (stcroixmusic.com) 

 

"This duo layers an impressive variety of instruments into a continuous, cohesive musical fabric, resulting in a very original piece."  -Ourstage Magazine  (ourstage.com) 

 

"I give these folks a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... & an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.82 on a scale of 1-5."  - Improvijazzation Nation  (zzaj.freehostia.com)

 

"A southern, warm weather kind of jazz... good music for driving on a sunny day or chilling out on the patio. All the musicians do great work and the solos are not overlong or tedious."  -Bullfrog Music Reviews  (bullfrogmusic.com)

 

"Chasm is definitely entertaining. I immensely enjoyed their last effort, Bamboo Blue. But I’ve got to say that I might even enjoy The Lovejoy Sessions even better."  -BVS Reviews  (bvsreviews.com) 

 

“Amiable, Good-Natured, Cheerful, Laid-Back, Mellow. AllMusic Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars” –AllMusic (allmusic.com)

  

"Sitting on Antonio Carlos Jobim's shoulders, Chasm plays with a distinct Latin jazz flavor. From the loungey backbeat of "Monkey in the Middle" to the easy float of "The Smoothie," Mark Esakoff and Michael Whipple take the best advantage of their acoustic instruments and their many influences. So think Jobim, but not too much."  -CNET Editor's Review  (download.com)

  

"The songs are filled with complex rhythms and catchy melodies that hide exotic little surprises throughout the album.  You never know where this music is going to take you until you get there." -Innerchange Magazine  (innerchangmag.com)   

  

"When you feel like experiencing an exotic tropical vacation without leaving your living room, Panorhythmica can arrange the perfect audio getaway."  -Music Web Express 3000  (mwe3.com) 

 

"Flute and guitar, backed with drums, waste no time firing up the energy level in the room..."  -New Age Voice (NAV Review)

  

"Congratulations Chasm... a unique and outstanding performance."  -MUSICIAN Magazine  (complete text)