Jazz Weekly (George W Harris) Tensile toned guitarist Hugo Fernandez brings together a quartet with horn man Christoph Titz, electric bassist
MartinLillich and drummer Jesus Vega through a collection of post bopping originals. He has fun with a reggae pulsed "Caribbean Illusion" and gets a bit funky on the back beat of "Water Tones".
Titz is flued and warm on the muted "Undercu ...
Midwest Record (Chris Spector) An innovative German cool school guitarist whose idea of cool school is laid back Wes rather than standard ECM, he comes in
with a solid set of jazz for the mind that any fan of sitting down jazz will recognize as top shelf. Well played and well planned, this is certainly a guitar player of note leading the way.
CD Hotlist (Rick Anderson) The line between straight-ahead jazz and fusion (or, heaven help us, "smooth jazz") can be fuzzy and the borderland it
defines can be treacherous: tread carefully and you can create exciting and forward-thinking music; get careless and you might slip into a puddle of schlock. On his new album, guitarist Hugo
Fernandez offers a master class in negot ...
Take Effect (Tom Haugen) The guitarist and composer Hugo Fernandez brings his Berlin based quartet to these 8 rich tunes that embrace folk, classical
and even pop into the memorable jazz formula. "Spark of Desire" starts the listen with Fernandez's smooth guitar alongside the soulful trumpet, as light drumming complements the introspective
climate, and "Imaginary Geome ...
Midwest Record (Chris Spector) A world wise/world
traveled guitarist with multi-culti sensibilities travels the Abercrombie/Metheny route to world soundings. An expert and being laid back without falling over, Hernandez brings his crew with
south of the border sensibilities right to the fore of contemporary, progressive guitar work that relies on features other than pyrotechnic...
All About Jazz (Jack Bowers) Of all the instruments in a group or orchestra, none has a broader or more
variable sonic profile than the guitar. When it is played properly, with earnestness and sincerity, a guitar can move the listener to tears; when it is used, however, is to elicit sounds that are
best described as disquieting and cacophonous, that is another matter entirely.
Downbeat (Scott Yanow) 4-STARS Born in Mexico, guitarist Hugo Fernandez spent time studying in
the U.S. before settling in Spain. Cosmogram features Fernandez and his international quartet (Cuban Ariel Bringuez on tenor and soprano, bassist Antonio Miguel from Spain and American drummer
Antonio Sanchez who also originated from Mexico) performing eight of the leader's..
All About Jazz (Edward Blanco) Mexican-born Hugo Fernandez is a modern jazz guitarist who follows up his
well-received debut album Origenes (CDbaby, 2012) with the new modern-styled Cosmogram featuring eight sophisticated original compositions in a generally warm-natured set of light and engaging
modern jazz. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, Fernandez...
Music on the Run (Portugal) (Gabriel Carvalho) O guitarrista mexicano Hugo Fernandez iniciou a carreira no final dos anos
80, tocando com artistas da cena pop do país natal, como Thalia (sim, aquela que vocês conhecem). Em 1998 obteve a licenciatura em música na tradicional Berklee College of Music e em 2005
completou o mestrado em "Estudos de Jazz" na University of New Orleans. Apesar de to...
Jazz Weekly (George W. Harris) Guitarist Hugo Fernandez defers to tenor and soprano saxist Ariel Bringuez
quite a bit here on a quartet session along with the energetic rhythm team of Antonio Miguel/b and Antonio Sanchez/dr. There's a bit of a tribal war dance drum beat on as the team sounds a bit
indie-rockish on "Reconciliation" and there's a rockish beat on "Sublime" that fea...
JazzTimes (Travis Rogers, Jr.) Right from the start, throw out any ideas of comparing Hugo Fernandez to
anybody. Comparisons to Pat Metheny and John Abercrombie have been made but that presupposition is going to make you miss the absolute thrill of Fernandez' album "Cosmogram." This is original.
This is fresh. This caught me by surprise. Through my first listening of "Cosmogram"...
The New York City Jazz Record (Tom Greenland) Guitarist Hugo Fernandez, originally from Mexico, now based in Madrid, has
released Cosmogram, his second date as a leader, with the help of countryman drummer Antonio Sanchez, Cuban saxophonist Ariel Bringuez and Spanish bassist Antonio Miguel. A relaxed set with
hummable originals, all composed by Fernandez, the music is highly accessible with ge ...