“..the ensemble's willingness to travel far and wide - beyond more obvious and generic accents (and also way beyond traditional concepts of the jazz trio) - marks them out as true innovators and makes Standard Time a truly remarkable album."
“..urgent, elegant, dizzying, serene … and maybe unlike anything you’ve heard before."
“..the festival had one extraordinary performance that was in a class all of its own: Trio HLK’s collaboration with percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie was an intense combination of complex musical ideas and virtuoso musicianship."
-Tony Benjamin, Jazzwise
“One of the grooviest, hippest young bands in the city…rhythmically and melodically a great combination of subtlety and strength"
-Kevin Le Gendre
“As a start to the day it raised the bar enormously and while there was much entertainment to be had nothing else came close"
“One of the most exciting young ensembles to have emerged in the last year"
-BBC Jazz on 3
“Their deconstruction of jazz classics could easily have sounded mannered, but instead I found it genuinely complex, uncompromising, at times very beautiful, and above all deeply engaging. I'd never heard anything quite like it (a novel experience at a jazz gig) and was immediately hooked."
“A rocking, urgent musical kaleidoscope. Their compositions are highly evolved … they're at the top of the class when it comes to stringent application of a demanding but rewarding style."
-Rob Adams, Herald Scotland
“An astonishing tour-de-force of contemporary composition/jazz improv"
-Steve Kettley, Click Clack Club
“The Scottish Jazz Scene has produced some notable soloists and groups in recent years. Even so, Trio HLK will likely stand out in that talented crowd. In fact, there are few trios in New York that are so good."