"The saxophonist lends a haunting sheen to tunes spanning the soothingly melodic to the jaggedly free."
Udden has recorded four critically acclaimed albums for Sunnyside and Fresh Sound New Talent Records, appeared on over 20 more, and performed with Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Lacy, Ben Monder, Matt Wilson, John McNeil, Joe Lovano, Gunther Schuller, Lee Konitz, Either/Orchestra, Ehio-Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke and countless others.
"Some of the freshest sounding jazz to appear in some time."
- THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE
"...gifted saxophonist-composer with a gorgeous tone follows through with quiet, understated conviction..."
- JAZZ TIMES
“...carefully arranged music with an unruly streak — edgy, melancholy, but also at peace with itself…
Is it jazz? Well, it’s not not jazz.”
– BOSTON PHOENIX
"Udden steals the record; his sound is unearthly…"
“Small Man - Big Sound!”
- THE MONITOR, Kampala, Uganda
Slideshow Photo Credits: 1) Plainville - Karsten Moran for New York Times 2) Head Shot - Zach Kobrinsky 3) Hush Point - Alex Hollock 4) Either/Orchestra/Mulatu Astatke - Phil Stiles 5) Ben Monder, Ziv Ravitz - Scott Friedlander