Buzz about Sifting Stars:

DAVE SUMNER
BIRD IS THE WORM
“There’s always been a big sound to the compositions of Matt Ulery.” Read the full review here.

KEVIN JOHNSON
NO TREBLE
Read the full feature here.

IZZY YELLEN
CHICAGO READER
“Matt Ulery blends styles and scenes with his multifarious new project.” Read the full feature here.

IAN WARD
UK VIBE
“…expressive, lush, sometimes romantic…” Read the full review here.

RON SCEPPER
TEXTURA
“…his fulsome gifts as a composer, melodicist, and arranger are clearly evidenced by this magnificent recording.” Read the full review here.

RICHARD B. KAMINS
STEP TEMPEST
“This is an album for a cold morning as the sun rises or late in the evening when the house is quiet and the streets are still. Give this music time and you will be moved.” Read the full review here.

HOWARD REICH
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“The mystical quality of Chicago bassist-composer Ulery’s music never fails to cast its spell, regardless of the size or character of the ensemble in question.” Read the full Best of 2018 feature here.

RON SCHEPPER
TEXTURA
“Ulery’s gifts as a composer, melodicist, and arranger are clearly evidenced by this magnificent recording.” Read Best of Textura 2018 here.

HILARY BROWN
DOWNBEAT
“Sifting Stars
is an arthouse opus, rethinking jazz structure, beauty and realism, Ulery approaching each with the utmost subtlety.” Read the full review here.