Press Quotes



Talking Pictures has, as its name suggest, a certain cinematic frame of reference. (They) have brought a very fresh sound to the Canadian scene. – Mark Miller, Globe and Mail


…the aptly named Talking Pictures, one of Vancouver’s most evocative and atmospheric improvising ensembles. –  Alex Varty, Georgia Straight


What allows Samworth to shatter stereotypes right at their base structure is his understanding of the art of improvisation … Samworth and any group he plays with, is a musician to watch… – Laurence Svirchev, 5/4 Magazine


…fragmented musical universes cohere wonderfully across this recording [Ciao Bella]. A mixture of parlorish, theatre-like musics that are unabashedly, swingingly danceable, (and) more unloosed horizontal trips across sound-becoming-song. – Andy Bartlett, Cadence Magazine


A closely attenuated style of group playing, deliberate yet wholly responsive, with a wonderful sense of space. Mark Miller, Globe and Mail


…one of the city’s most innovative new-music groups. – Marilee Breitkreutz, Vancouver Magazine


Samworth, trumpeter Bill Clark, drummer Dylan van der Schyff and cellist Peggy Lee’s cinematic, adventurous compositions have gained Talking Pictures an international reputation as one of Canada’s finest modern jazz units. – Stuart Derdeyn, The Province