‘Pushing the boundaries of recognisable elements from across modern jazz history yet always retaining strong, lively tunes and exhilarating band interplay.’ Manchester Jazz Festival

‘Opening with the title track you get the distinct feeling that something is going on. You’re slap, bang in the middle of a conversation…. Interesting, stimulating music that is quite hard to pigeonhole gripped by a strong group instinct that moves from hard bop and structured modal sounds into more improv-soaked free-bop’ – Marlbank

‘Entropi’s New Era is an engaging album that signals the presence of a talented, creative band with imaginative, enjoyable compositions from Dee Byrne. If you get the chance to hear them play live, go. If not, then the album certainly stands on its own as an impressive debut performance.’  Ian Maund – Sandy Brown Jazz

‘The macrocosmic concept of ‘order and chaos’ (translated musically as ‘organisation and spontaneity’) is key to Entropi’s success, as revealed in title track New Era which, though heralded by nebulous sax-and-trumpet forays, actually widens into the most accessible, breezy, Herbie Hancock-style outing full of double-horn licks and eloquent solos over a compelling Rhodes-led groove. The quintet’s front line partnership is strong – Canniere seems particularly ‘at home’, as revealed in his bold, unfettered extemporisations in Mode for C (a track inspired by Coltrane’s Miles Mode); and although Byrne can be effortlessly lyrical, there’s also a constant sense of looming, edgy unpredictability in her delivery which frequently bursts into exciting, raucous alto outpourings.’  Adrian Pallant – LondonJazznews

‘Interesting space jazz project from composer & saxophonist Dee Byrne and her quintet of trumpeter Andre Canniere, keyboardist Rebecca Nash, double bassist Ollie Brice and drummer Matt Fisher.  The constant shifts between a playful groove and melodic thoughtfulness keeps the ear engaged.  A real fun album, even when the mood grows conspicuously serious.’  Bird Is The Worm

‘….Entropi led by alto sax player Byrne cooked up a storm…. a tapestry of improvisation was unfurled with each member of the quintet contributing solos embedded within the overall ensemble’s performance. It was a refreshing and thoroughly exhilarating exhibition of modern improvised music.’  Steve H – Bebop Spoken Here (Live review)

‘…tremendous new album from alto sax player Dee Byrne and her group. There’s marvellous interaction between the five players with a noticeably punchy lead from Dee Byrne and trumpeter Andre Canniere…’  Peter Bevon – Northern Echo

‘Byrne’s compositional devices however conceived are clearly highly productive and creative mechanisms given the responses they bring from her ensemble fellows.’  Peter Urpeth – Jazz Views

‘Despite the sci-fi trappings “New Era” is an album with its roots in bebop and hard bop but subsequently filtered through a prism of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra plus other more contemporary influences. There are bop flavoured riffs and themes,  modal passages, free jazz squalls and splashes of Bitches Brew / Headhunters style fusion.’  Ian Mann – The Jazz Mann

‘In concert, before an enthusiastic early Saturday crowd in the Barbican’s wide open spaces, the pieces took on fresh life, extending further, spatially and musically, expanded by Byrne’s and trumpeter Andre Canniere‘s complementary contributions out front, by Rebecca Nash‘s thoughtful commentary on keys, and by Olie Brice‘s superbly detailed bass playing.’  Jon Turney – London Jazz News