Jazz FM (Bulgaria)

"The Journey" is a journey of Jean and Marcus Baylor back to the deep world of the artist and to the layers and the things moving it and make it meaningful. "The Journey" is a journey for the listener, led by skilled storytellers. The project is marked by intimacy and sharing, and some of the songs sound like a prayer."

 

Gina Loves Jazz.com

"Here is another great example of genre-crossing music where it really doesn’t matter how you want to call it. There is a lot of jazz, soul, funk, r&b, gospel, and spititual included in the new album by Jean and Marcus Baylor."

by Matthias Kirsh

 

 

 

Improvijazzation Nation

"I give Jean, Marcus & their musical friends a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this wonderful jazz experience!"

by Dick Metcalf

SINGERS ROOM

"Together, The Baylors released The Journey on February 10th, their self-produced debut which is a mixture of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz  and shows their unique and authentic musicianship."

-Dominique Carson

London Jazz New

"Nevertheless it’s a generous, charming album with a rich sound which places a marker in the sand and promises a solid future. The abiding strength of the project is its joyousness, and that counts for a lot."

 

Soul Tracks

"The Baylor Project is something special to hear, and hear it you should. Highly Recommended."

by L Michael Gipson

New York Times

Jazz

THE BAYLOR PROJECT at the Blue Note (Feb. 13, 8 and 10:30 p.m.). Jean and Marcus Baylor are a married couple whose buoyant, convivial music unites gospel, jazz and R&B. Ms. Baylor, a vocalist, was one half of the 1990s neo-soul group Zhané; Mr. Baylor started drumming in church and went on to work with jazz stalwarts like the Yellowjackets and Cassandra Wilson. “The Journey,” their debut album as the Baylor Project, includes a few old standards, as well as several of the couple’s own compositions. In celebration of the record’s release, the Baylors appear here with Keith Loftis on saxophones, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Shedrick Mitchell on piano and Yasushi Nakamura on bass, with backing vocals from Stephanie Fisher and Voices of Inspiration.
212-475-8592, bluenote.net/newyork

Sonic Soul (Germany)

A powerful start at the "Block Party", whose driving rhythm is carried on hands and can not be stopped by heavy organ and trumpet. The party guests also provide for a lively atmosphere - an 8-minute steam engine. Time for rest - time for a jazz-soul gospel with a traditional background ("Great Is Thy Faithfulness") and a superior-elegant version of Herbie Hancock's "Tell Me A Story", borne by the pure tone of Mrs. Baylor.

by Joerg Schmitt