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Comments on CD 'Thank You'

Hey, that Bart Quartier CD is very very nice!
Paul Blair - Hothouse - NY

Vibraphone player Bart Quartier is a statement on his instrument, but makes one's debut just now in an own excellent jazz ensemble. Vibraphone player Mike Mainieri, Quartier's great example digs his album.
Bart Conrand - Focus Knack n° 5

Bart plays his instrument with a fine sensitiveness and a good articulated phrasing. Bart's compositions are varied and have a funky touch, light and swinging. A successful début of vibraphone player Bart Quartier.
Luc De Baets - Muziekmozaïek  

With the CD 'Thank You' we can ascertain that Bart will deliver a creditable contribution to the jazz. A remarkable début.
Jazz uit de platenkast

The Belgian vibraphone player Bart Quartier makes one's debut exclusively with own compositions on the CD 'Thank You'. He can look back on a successful début.
Jaap Lüdeke - Jazzflits n° 19

Quartier has assembled a nice quintet, which suits perfectly to the open character of the songs. Bart has a remarkable ear for sound colors and the compositions are very well and tasteful presented. A beautiful début.
Mischa Andriessen   -  

The young Belgian vibraphone player Bart Quartier presents already a impressive profile. With his quintet he delivers a more than pleasing début CD based on tradition but with fresh points of view.  
Mazzmuzikas 062

Sensitive and honest, 'Thank You' assembles some of the best Belgian musicians and presents a real group sound that we like to hear many times.
Jacques Provoust -

The variation in the repertoire makes this CD very pleasant to listen in one time but the message is clear: this quintet has not only a high standard level but also a style. Thank You » to you Mr. Quartier!
Pierre Dulieu -

Bart is clear about his two main influences: Mike Mainieri and Dave Holland. They concern his playing as well as his composing.
Phillipe Baron - Musiq3

The nice acoustic image underlines the resolute attack with great accuracy and the wide resonances of Bart's vibraphone playing. The general esthetic of this album represents a nice taste.
David Vatteville -

Bart is surrounded by excellent musicians. Recommendable stuff!

A name to bear in mind.
Marc Danval - Le Soir - July 2007

A nice discovery.
Claude Loxhay - Jazzaround   - Aug 2007

Quartier¹s phrasing is nuanced but difficult to stillistically pidgeonhole (wich is great) but clearly diplays a thorough understanding of traditional jazz soloing concepts.
Terry O¹Mahoney ­ Percussive Notes - June 2007


Comments on 'Imagine a mental approach to marimba playing'

So many of the truths in music making are found behind the notes. As a performer Bart Quartier understands that and in this wonderful book he helps marimba players of all ages in their musical quest."
Robert Van Sice

The information, ideas, and presentation is great. It is fantastic, and I really like it a lot. Congratulations.
Gordon Stout

I'm very impressed that your etude is the best one which I ever heard and it is well-grounded and has very high quality.
Keiko Abe

It seems a very mature work and a unique way of teaching that makes students think on what they are about to learn and use his/her intellectual to make it work. Great book, smart idea and very well developed.
Congratulations for   such a nice project.
Ney Rosauro

This is a unique method book. The material is presented in a playful manner, combined with thoughtful, excellent advice on many important aspects of good musicianship.
Nancy Zeltsman

It is a truly outstanding work that obviously took much time and hard work. In my opinion, the book is a real treasure !
Garwood Whaley


Comments on CD ‘PROFILES 24 essays for vibraphone and piano’

The impermeable interplay of Bart Quartier and Bart van Caenegem tilt this CD to high altitude. In fact, each essay is an analysis of the foundation that underlies. And then to do such 24 investigations of which all at the same high level of performance, Yes, that's a sidewalk.
Rudi van der Heijden  - Jazz Magazine

Bart Quartier and Bart Van Caenegem - ‘musicians’ musicians’- are high musical instrumentalists. But who listens, hears that the pieces are slim indeed – the performance and the improvisations give the compositions profundity.
Herman te Loo  - JazzFlits n° 172

Pure and fragile. How little things yet very beautiful!
Winus - Jassepoesrecensie

Two of our best Belgian musicians...
Chris Joris - Jazzmozaiek 2012 n° 1

This  hybrid collection is a challenge, but the talent and the will of these two musicians have overcome all difficulties. They présent us a lightning music, full of surprises. Superb !
Pierre Dulieu - Dragonjazz

Profiles is a beautiful composition. Both musicians are on the same frequency, which results in dialogues and comments. They know what they want. This duo sounds like one musician: they do feel each other very well.
Jan-Jacob Delannoy - Kwadratuur

This collection, filled with diversity and whimsy, stands as a record of the collaboration between two performers who have struck musical gold.
Joshua D. Smith – Percussive Notes - May 2012

The 24 pieces have their personal identity; the whole is a beautiful consistency through a thorough work on the nuances.
Jacques Provoust – Jazzques  Nov 2012