“One of the best pianists in town, period.”
- Village Voice

"The seasoned bandleader excels in this 2012 session leading a quartet with vibraphonist Steve Nelson, plus bassist Ben Street and drummer Dana Hall. Right out of the pocket, Barth signals a change in direction...another welcome addition to Bruce Barth's valuable discography." More
-Ken Dryden - AllMusic

"The key to his playing lies not in his doing something radically different at the piano, but in his doing it better than 90 percent of the other young pianists. If anything sets Barth apart it's his complete control of the modern mainstream idiom and the contributions of his most immediate predecessors, such as Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, and Mulgrew Miller....More
-Neil Tessar-Chicago Reader

“At the piano, no one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust
swing, by his ability to tell a story, and by his rich, beguiling sound.
- Newark Star-Ledger

“Pianist Barth digs deep to his true soul in the keyboard language….. self-assured
and full of ideas…...”
- Downbeat

“The Pianist Bruce Barth brought a lot of resources to the bandstand.”
- New York Times

“All told, East and West is one of the best jazz albums of recent memory.
- Stereophile Magazine

“…..a pianist of enormous ability…..Barth plays with an understated intensity, swathed
in graceful technique and cradled in modernist harmonies.”
- Jazziz

“…..a pearly touch and clear notion of where each improvisation is going.”
- Boston Globe

“Subtlety and sophistication seem to come naturally to jazz pianist Bruce Barth.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Chockful of surprising twists, turns, and tempo shifts that separate the premier players
from the pretenders in this genre.”
- CMJ New Music Report