Haklar and Hidalgo seamlessly blend their talents across a sonic landscape that evokes a wide emotional range, at times both energizing and tranquil, resulting in an impressionistic feast for the ears. With its tasteful use of ethereal guitars, globe-trotting percussion parts, and spacey vocal flourishes, Transcendance provides a vastly rewarding listening experience.
Review by Paul Sky 7/31/2020.
Dennis Haklar’s Lizard’s Tale was some time in the making, but it was definitely worth the wait because the music is full of great song-writing, topped off with stellar playing from all involved. Haklar has left nothing to chance and has created an album which fuses together so many different styles, but keeps it all tied together well with thoughtful song-writing and well-placed improvisations. Definitely a must buy for all jazz and fusion fans. Review by: Rok Podgrajšek