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JazzReview.com -- review of "TWO"
The Austin Chronicle -- review of "TWO"-- January 26th, 2007
Austin Music Magazine -- review of "TWO"-- Jan/Feb 2007 issue
Austin Monthly Magazine -- review of "TWO"-- Feb 2007 issue

"Daisy's Red Ryder BB Gunsots.  David Chenu Quintet, Two: The promising saxophonist avoids the sophomore jinx with a lovely album. Superb phrasing. 9 shots." Daisy Riprock, Austin Daze

"Saxophonist David Chenu on Two leads his quintet through nine of his compositions, two free improvisations and a song by guitarist Jacob Wise. The music is gentle, Chenu and Wise display mellow tones on their instruments, and the results are accessible while full of subtle inventions.  Chenu, based in Austin, Texas, is heard mostly on tenor, doubling on baritone during the haunting tango piece “The Painting.” Most of the other selections are also memorable in their own way, being straightahead jazz that features strong melodies and solos taken at a relaxed pace. The rhythm section (pianist
Evan Jacobs, bassist Beau Sample and drummer Jason Friedrich) is quietly supportive and the five musicians all think along similar paths, achieving an attractive group sound. Even the two free
improvisations and the brief “I Know Why” (which hints slightly at John Coltrane) are lyrical and relatively peaceful.  Two, which is preceded by David Chenu’s recording debut (called One), is well worth acquiring and available from www.davidchenu.com."  Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

"David, Thank you and Jacob, Jason, and Beau for the great job you did playing for Flat Creek Estate on Sunday! Our guests really enjoyed themselves. We certainly appreciated your talents and professionalism!"  Heidi Helle, Event Coordinator, Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery: December 5th, 2005

"Dear Friends, Thank you so much for playing at Green Corn Project’s first annual spring fundraiser, Growing Gourmet, in April. Many people remarked that the music helped make the event. Everyone on the board agreed that the music added an elegant touch to the brunch and made it exactly what we had envisioned.  Because of your help, Growing Gourmet was a success. Not only were we able to raise money for our organization, but we were also able to raise awareness about our organization’s goal.  We greatly appreciate your support of the Green Corn Project!" Roger Mitchell, President of Green Corn Project:  May 26th, 2005

"I heard so many compliments of your wonderful music! Thank you for adding to the festivities."      
-Margaret Perry, Director of Education and the Austin Lyric Opera:  March 5th, 2005

"David, We enjoyed the experience and thank you for the professionalism exhibited while playing and talking with both educators and students. Your presence elevated our reputation in the eyes of those who were able to hear you play.  We will be in touch with you concerning working together in the future.
Best regards."     -Randy Huey, Director of Marketing and Sales, Antigua Winds:  February 14th, 2005

"Young local saxman David Chenu is someone to keep your eye on. If his debut, One, is any indication, he should have a bright future ahead. Most noteworthy are his original compositions, which place him firmly in a modernist mode with an occasional nod to the blues. Chenu proves to be a solid player, well versed in this expressive language. The duet gigs played by Chenu and guitarist Jacob Wise bear fruit here in the compatible interplay that shines throughout the date. With this fine debut, we should eagerly anticipate chapter two."  -Jay Trachtenberg, The Austin Chronicle: April 23rd, 2004

"Dear David Chenu Jazz Quartet, Thank you so much for coming to play for our students.  Students and teachers alike enjoyed the concert.  Everyone is still talking about it.   We were impressed with the way the members of your quartet answered students' questions in ways that were appropriate for their grade level.  It was also so neat for them to hear each instrument by itself, and then add them to the mix one at a time.  This is something no audio recording can do!    It was apparent that the quartet enjoyed introducing young students to live jazz music.  Your positive attitude was contagious.  It isn't often the case that professional musicians of your caliber are so interested in sharing their talents with kids at school.  Also, your professionalism, punctuality, and good spirits made your group a pleasure to work with.  Your performance was an exciting culmination to 'jazz week'.  For kids who don't regularly get to hear concerts, much less jazz concerts, it was a huge treat.  Next time your group returns, we will have you play at a school wide assembly so everyone can enjoy your wonderful music.  Best wishes, Lindsey Ellison, K-3 Music teacher, NYOS Charter School; Sean Haley, Principal, NYOS Charter School"

"Chenu has a highly accomplished combo, and these tracks are slower and sweeter than molasses. Genteel, restrained, and smooth as smooth can be." -Audiogalaxy

"Thank you David! We enjoyed your music!" -Kelly Robinson, Guaranty Bank, January 29th, 2004

"Dear David, Joe and I want to thank you so very much for entertaining us so wonderfully at our 50th anniversary. Everyone enjoyed you so much and you played all of the songs we loved many years ago and even now." -Ann Williams, June 2003

"We just wanted to give you special thanks for a wonderful performance on our Wedding Day. Along with our guests, we were very pleased with your performance and your etiquette. All of you did an excellent job. We are planning on having another party and would love for you to participate in our next upcoming event and also would recommend the David Chenu Band to anyone who is looking for a jazz band." - Michael and Sindhu Breon, June 30th, 2002

"I enjoyed hearing you play on our show, and thanks for the CD you brought in for us." -Charlie Martin, KO.OP Radio

"I did enjoy your concert a couple of weeks back. Your group and compositions definitely had a fresh and cohesive sound. Nice audience turnout, too!" -John Mills, University of Texas

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