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Panamerika

(Concert Review) "From the first chord…the room was flooded with the spirit that characterizes the lunatic Space Age Pop sound." —Claudia Itzkowich, PANAMERIKA

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2012 Best World Music Act

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2012 Boston Music Awards Nominee: International Artist of the Year

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"…borrowing themes from Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, Mr. Ho has created his own rigorous classical-jazz hybrid. Are you listening, Keith Lockhart?…"

"…The Orchestrotica, however, are crack musicians and bring a chamber jazz sensibility suggesting what the Modern Jazz Quartet might have sounded like had they lightened up and ordered a round of mai tais…"—Express Milwaukee

10 Favourite New Releases from 2011—Project Moonbase

:…the exotica sound of the 50's has been updated, restyled, and lovingly rebooted into a freer new age of now…this quartet has style…"—Flute Focus

“…so spot on…mind-blowing…so impressive…” (about The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel

“…a really nice mood piece…I'm in love with it…” (about Third River Rangoon —Quiet Village Podcast

National/International

Starbucks

The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel is playing in 7,000 Starbucks stores world-wide via licensing deal with playnetwork.com.

Reforma

(Concert Review) "The musicians they brought were top notch. The sound was perfect…" —La Reforma newspaper

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"…[Third River Rangoon] shows off O'Neill's serious jazz and chamber-music writing"—Bob Young, Boston Herald

“…[The] Orchestrotica, whether in quartet or 23-piece big-band formation, leaves other retro ensembles in the fairy stardust…”—Cliff Furnald, Roots World

Tiki Magazine

“2 absolute must-haves for any exotica fan, these first CDs in Mr. Ho's new series, "Exotica For Modern living", make a welcome addition to the pantheon of modern exotica classics”—Tiki Magazine

Sunday Times London

"4 stars…exquisite attention to details…" —Clive Davis

Minneapolis Star Tribune

"… something for that hard-to-shop-for eccentric on your Christmas shopping list…"—Martin Keller

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