Extraordinary music.
— Guitar Player
A still, spacious, slowly unwinding masterpiece.
— The Best Jazz Albums of 2013, Lucid Culture
Un convinces on every level... comparable to groundbreaking albums by pioneers such as John McLaughlin, Ralph Towner, Oregon and the like. 
★★★★
— Rytmi (Finland)

“Finnish fretted/fretless guitarist and oud player Reijonen brings a pan-global perspective to the extraordinary music on [“un”]. Backed by a distinguished ensemble comprising Turkish, Swedish, Palestinian, and Spanish musicians, his playing is deep and profoundly nuanced throughout. Reijonen’s oud work is superb, but it is the ways in which he has applied oud techniques and sensibilities to guitar – particularly fretless – that are most likely to blow [Guitar Player] readers’ minds. A spiritual atmosphere permeates this music, so its not surprising that the album’s sole cover is a haunting reimagining of Coltrane’s ‘Naima’.”

–Barry Cleveland, Editor’s April Faves, GUITAR PLAYER

“Musical cultures and sensibilities cross, evocatively, on the debut album by Finnish guitarist Jussi Reijonen, on which influences from Northern Scandinavia easily merge with elements of music and musicians from Turkey, Palestine, Sweden and Spain, without blinking or apologizing.”

Josef Woodard, DownBeat

Reijonen’s musical universe has no frontiers. It is a beautiful, sensual mosaic of traditions and influences.
— AllAboutJazz

“Reijonen’s musical universe has no frontiers. It is a beautiful, sensual mosaic of traditions and influences.”

–Eyal Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz.com


“With this cohesive and intriguing work, Reijonen and his international band […] delightfully demonstrate the universality of the musical language.”

– Hrayr Attarian, AllAboutJazz.com

“Granslöst musikmöte… Un är en oerhört spännande och fin skiva, och jag kan bara hoppas att gruppens svenske basist Bruno Råberg tar kvintetten till Sverige på turné. Detta vill jag höra live!”

–Rasmus Klockljung, LIRA magazine (Sweden)

[Reijonen has] a sensibility like no other guitarist around... on his hypnotic musical sojourn, Un, he pushes the sound of [the guitar and oud] into a place no one seems to have taken either instrument before — not even Pat Metheny. 5/5.
— The World Music Report

“…an ethereal vibe of open spaces and pregnant pauses, an antidote to the undertones of urban angst prevalent in much New York jazz.”

– Tom Greenland, The New York City Jazz Record

“Un vakuuttaa kaikilta osin, ja on siksi verrattavissa John McLaughlinin, Ralph Townerin, Oregonin ja vastaavanalaisten edelläkävijöiden uraauurtaviin levyihin. ★★★★

–Ole Nerdrum, RYTMI magazine (Finland)

A borderless music meeting… an unheard-of, exciting and fine album.
— LIRA (Sweden)