"Jay Anderson’s solid, resonating basslines function in an almost subliminal way that firmly anchors the session and frees up the frontline players."
"Anderson shows his mastery of melodic invention while remaining absolutely in the pocket."
Raul d'Gama-All About Jazz
"Anderson's lyrical bass solos stood out throughout the concert in their passion and melodic sense."
Chris Lim - Business Times (Signapore)
“Jay Anderson is a flawless section bassist and a fleet full toned soloist....an uncommonly mobile bassist.”
Leonard Feather-LA Times
“Anderson’s bass frolics, romps, bounces and strides with impeccable precision....”
John Scarborough - Houston Chronicle
"Anderson and Davis, superb musicians who suggested the capacity to dazzle with virtuosity had they so chosen, each took a more selfless approach. The bassist turned in excellent solos, with just enough technique to spice his warm, melodic conception and never played two notes when one would suffice.”
Bob Blumenthal-The Boston Globe
“Mr. Anderson has a melodic sense that effectively shapes his solos and adds subtle touches to his accompaniments.”
John S. Wilson-NY TImes
.....a most imaginative and sympathetic bassist.”
The Observer (UK)
“Bassist Anderson plays a monster solo, showing the same care as the other two players in crafting a solo that bends and molds the stuff of the song.”
Mark Kirby- MusicDish.com
“Anderson’s solo in Kum Ba Ya is simply magical.”
Pat Mavromatis-One Way
“A fine soloist, Anderson’s chorus on Prisoner of Love is quite outstanding. Great ideas, impeccable intonation all over the fingerboard, remarkable rhythmic freedom; he even manages to squeeze Bird’s Cool Blues and Mozart’s 40th into his last eight bars!"
Simon Woolf-Double Bassist Magazine
“Anderson provides a similarly grand yet gentle structure, filling his deeply resonant solo with strongly melodic elements.”
"When I last heard Jay Anderson live, I was too young and naive to appreciate the profundity of his skill and scope of his talent. A bass player to be revered, Anderson is an institution and a must-see for any jazz fan or student of music. His tantric solo this night on Horace Silver's, "Lonely Woman" mesmerized and haunts me still."
Lisa Ellex - Arte Fuse
“Bassist Jay Anderson is the cement to this pyramid that not only solidifies the music but also glows when he expresses deep solos like on the moving closing piece “Twilight.”
Mark F. Turner - all about jazz.com
“Anderson lives up to his reputation with an omnipresence that fulfils much more than a support role. His ideas contribute significantly to the direction and mood of the music. Regardless of the twists and turns Isaacs takes, Anderson is right there suggesting possibilities and directions.”
Jenny Game-Lopata- Music Forum Magazine
"Jay Anderson is bedrock, unfailingly solid and dependable, with amazing ability as a soloist and a capacity for rhythmic interplay. He isn't just a functional bass player. He's always part of the ensemble while driving it forward."
Ted Panken - Sept. ‘99
"Kimbrough may be the first to employ "Single Petal" as a feature for his bassist, Jay Anderson, whose delicate, expressive plucking of the petals points to new vistas for the bass as an instrument of melody and lyricism.