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"Tell A Star is an extraordinarily imaginative set of music . . the scope of the work allows vital and equal invention from each player . ."

Donald Elfman, The New York City Jazz Record, Nov 2016
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"Exquisite, sophisticated, moving vocal jazz at the highest level!"  [Trans. from German]

Juerg Sommer, Schweiz am Sonntag, Oct 2016
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2016 'Best of' Jazz from JJA Members . . Notable vocal album . . "penetrating lyricism"

Howard Mandel, Jazz Journalist Association, Dec 2016
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". . de Prophetis’ clear, warm mezzo graces nine original and well-crafted songs . . the quartet focuses on the meaning and feeling crystallized in the lines . . the audacious ensemble improv on “Plainsong,” the hypersensitive awareness of the musicians to one another’s contributions capture the listener."

Mel Minter, Musically Speaking, Dec 2016
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"[de Prophetis] exhibits free improvisational, with experimentation in textures and dynamics.  But in her art there is not only this.  In Tell A Star de Prophetis demonstrates also knowing how to be a singer of tradition, interpreting intimate and rarified ballads, balancing searching phrases with those of Kimbrough and Horton. The CD sketches a journey of suspense and chiaroscuro, through written material, and other free, sometimes vehemently improvised passages and solos.

Among the most traditional moments we recall the radiant "Piper's Dream," with the lyrical interactions of Kimbrough and Horton, that add warmth to the evanescent, colloquial singing of Maryanne.  In comparison, the tracks marked by experimental, improvised vocal that hold equal footing with her partners, we appreciated "Rosa", "Holy Cow" and "Plainsong." [Trans. from Italian]

Angelo Leonardi, All About Jazz Italia, May 2017
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