Every once in a while, an album comes along that's so fresh, genuinely unaffected and totally lacking in pretense that its appeal is both instant and enduring. Independence, the debut session as a leader by Israel-born saxophonist Nir Naaman, is such an outing.
- Mark Holston
For Saxophonist Nir Naaman, Jazz is a mansion with many rooms, and he sounds at home in all of them. His CD Independence, is a mature debut, with an assured tone all his own.
- Tim Wilkins
The evolution of improvisational music takes a giant leap forward with Independence from Nir Naaman! Stellar!
- Brent Black