The Washington Post has called David Schulman's music "mysterious and beautiful."
Tracks from the albums ANHINGA and Quiet Life Motel have aired nationally on NPR.
CapitolBop ranked ANHINGA #3 on its
"BEST DC JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2016."
Anhinga hit #1 on the national RMR Jazz Singles chart.
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"Exceptionally lyrical violin playing ... a veritable caravanserai ... David Schulman has masterminded a vivid slice of life that traverses the musical topography of the Americas. "
— Raul da Gama, World Music Report review of ANHINGA
"An extraordinary, expressive improviser on the violin, wonderfully moving and frequently surprising in his ideas — and mysterious and haunting in their execution."
— Michael West, Washington City Paper
"Definitely a top surprise album of the year, David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel’s ANHINGA interweaves lush string arrangements under potent melodies, to strong effect."
— Luke Stewart. CapitolBop
"This music defies its genre, and in a way each song kind of is its own genre ... It's like a book of poetry."
— Baruch Zeichner, host of PARADIGMS June 11, 2017 episode featuring ANHINGA.
"Captivating, original compositions ... alternate between eerie and weird plucked string compositions to exquisite, lyrically-lovely, soothing string quartets ... Tone poems that grip our souls with empathy."
— Rosalind Lacey, DC Theatre Scene, describing original score for Spooky Action Theater production of "The Man Who," based on writings of Oliver Sacks
Here are links to reviews and feature stories ...
ANHINGA named #3"BEST DC JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2016" by CapitolBop
Washington Post feature story
Winston-Salem Journal feature story on Wake Forest University creative residency
In NPR Deceptive Cadence blog
Washington City Paper — "spontaneous and completely unique."
"Charming, intriguing ... provocative."
— Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine, January 2017
"All of Schulman's compositions and the band's performances have a kind of dramatic arc baked into them. It's delicious."
— Washington City Paper preview of 2015 DC Jazz Festival.
Radio coverage includes interviews by Jim Byers (“Latin Flavor: Classic Edition” on WPFW, Washington, DC) and Bonnie Grice (“Eclectic Cafe” on WPPB New York).
Follow the links for press photos and videos …