"The best music in the world – the kind that touches places in us we don’t even know we had – is genreless. Ask anyone. The only problem is, most of this timeless and truly unique music usually comes from artists that have already honed their skills in a very specific genre, and thus is often only appreciated by established fans of the artist. That’s why I want to use this space to stress that Continental Shift, the latest work of Slava Grigoryan with collaborator Al Slavik, is a triumph of unrestricted musical inspiration, potentially a lot wider in appeal than Slava’s distinguished back catalogue." - Jesse Shrock – Beat Magazine April 2005
"Continental Shift is a seamless chain of original compositions that are played with winsome delicacy and panache." - Anne Lim – The Australian - April 2005
The Secret One
“Al Slavik … a virtuoso with a surprise. He plays Chapman Stick like Tony Levin and could sing Tony's parts perfectly! That made the Krimson material sound even more authentic..” – Adrian Belew
"His sets alone, with bass backed by vocals, are astounding. Will leave you speechless." - Time Out London
“It seemed almost too good to be true to observe this supergroup of jazz-affiliated musicians...pure class until the end...magic.” – Beat Magazine, August 2007
"Stationary’s arrangements spark with intelligence and elegance...[it] is the perfect Sunday morning record. Sit in the sunlight, open a good book and let a little grace flow into your ears and your life." - Beat Magazine, October 2007
"Hard to pigeonhole as jazz, classical or sophisticated instrumental, this has a delicate serenity...the abiding mood is of a peaceful interlude that never discards thoughtfulness." - Sunday Herald Sun, February 2008
"[A] pastel-hued album from four of Melbourne's leading improvisers" - Sydney Morning Herald, March 2008
From a Dream
"This extraordinary album by MGT (from the three surnames) has a mesmerising quality of three powerful guitarists working together. The lyricism and innovation here is quite rare and should be savoured over and over again." The Age, Melbourne.
"This trio offers a quiet seduction, improvising and spinning music with superb technical ease" – The Courier Mail, Brisbane
One of the classiest jazz CDs to come across my desk in a long time, MGT’s From A Dream is destined to become ‘‘an instant classic’’…. featuring the prodigious skills of three of the world’s foremost guitarists. From the dazzling helter-skelter runs of the opening Tammuriata, where the three friends seemingly bid to outdo each other, you know you’re in for an aural treat." - Penrith Press, Sydney
"It goes without saying that the musicianship here is flawless. What makes the set truly special is the rapport between the players. Whether playing duets or as a trio, they blend seamlessly, fully attuned to the demands of the piece at hand." - Limelight Magazine, Australia
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