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International Arts Manager Magazine February 2024 Edition

Moosburg Zeitung October 7, 2022 Concert Review

SEAN NOONAN'S PAVEES DANCE Concert reviews from May 20, 2022 FIMAV Jazz Festival, Victoriaville, Canada
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« La guitariste électrique Ava Mendoza – époustouflante ! — et nul autre que Malcom Mooney, chanteur original du groupe rock kosmiche CAN qui, passé ses 75 ans, possède toujours une voix fringante. Noonan joue autant la batterie que le chef d’orchestre, chante volontairement faux et fait des blagues tout au long de ce concert qui a démoli l’image austère que le grand public pourrait se faire des musiques actuelles. » RENAUD, Philippe. « Le Devoir », 21 mai 2022
“Over-the-top, for sure, but Noonan’s show hit home with a crowd that trooped out all smiles.” BLOCK, Irwin. « Avant Music News », 22 mai 2022
“With his joyful, endlessly energetic and genre-crossing approach to drumming, he was clearly bursting with glee as he directed the towering bass monolith Tacuma into the realms of quasi-metal overdrive. It was a truly cosmic and poetic experience, punctuated by no small amount of onstage merch promotion, tongue mostly in cheek.” HILL, Eric. « Exclaim! », May 24, 2022
“The energy level was often on the top and infectious with the quartet often playing those difficult twists and turns with ease.” GALLANTER, Bruce. « Downtown Music Gallery », June 6, 2022
Zelfs de bezigste drumbij werd een beetje vleugellam door Covid, maar Noonan zou Noonan niet zijn moest hij niet opeens opduiken met jawel twee albums in zo goed als één keer. ” - Bootsie Butsenzeller

Luminous Dash Muziekzine

November 1, 2020 Concert Review in Ulm, Germany

"The Zappa connection holds in that the singing is often wild falsetto, notably on the opening As The World Spins or a faux-artless folksy yell on Silkie From The Sea, which seems to have a Scots/Irish provenance, which is presumably his family background. The most remarkable cut, though, is Don Knott’s, which fugues, almost literally, on the few phonetic possibilities of the title, while Noonan maintains a tight, supertight cymbal riff underneath... track by track, it’s insanely good" Drumavox album review Jazz Journal” - Brian Morton

Jazz Journal (UK)

"Ward has rarely sounded better or more focused. Noonan is all bustle and energy, but there’s a stillness, too, at the centre of what he does. It’s a highly impressive showing" Noonward duo album review in jazz Journal Summer 2020” - Brian Morton

Jazz Journal (UK)