“…a totally ear-opening experience for me. Kyle’s extended technique vocabulary is vast, subtle, nuanced, constantly surprising, and always put to solid musical use. He made some sounds that I’ve never heard come from a bass.” – Ed Hazell

“…unbelievable to watch and listen to. This is a guy to watch.” – Robert Bush, NBC San Diego

Record Reviews:

Transmogrification: Solo Contrabass – Rick Joines, Freejazzblog

Motl/Ceccato & Motl/Borden – Katabasis & Apperception – Paul Acquaro, Freejazzblog

Kyle Motl Trio – Panjandrums – Rick Joines, Freejazzblog

Kyle Motl – Panjandrums & Transmogrification – Raul da Gama

Rader/Motl/Ceccato – Ritual – Raul da Gama

Kyle Motl Trio – Panjandrums – Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News

Rader/Motl/Ceccato – Ritual – Mike Borella, Avant Music News

Kyle Motl / Drew Ceccato – Katabasis – George Harris, Jazz Weekly

Kyle Motl Trio – Panjandrums – Avant Scena

Rader/Motl/Ceccato – Ritual – Kevin Press, All About Jazz

Rader/Motl/Ceccato – Ritual – Avant Scena

Transmogrification: Solo Contrabass – Josh Landry, Musique Machine

Transmogrification: Solo Contrabass – Marco Carcasi, Kathodik

Transmogrification: Solo Contrabass – Ken Waxman, Jazz Word

Transmogrification: Solo Contrabass – Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News

Transmogrification: Solo Contrabass – Paul Margree, We Need No Swords

Transmogrification: Solo Contrabass – Jazz Weekly

Transmogrification – Vital Weekly

Drew Ceccato / Kyle Motl: Orogeny – Gapplegate Guitar Blog

T.J. Borden / Kyle Motl: Consensual Fault – Gapplegate Guitar Blog

Peter Kuhn Trio: The Other Shore – Derek Taylor, Dusted

Abbey Rader: First Gathering – Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz

Abbey Rader: First Gathering – Avant Music News


Peter Kuhn Trio @ Breat & Salt – Roert Bush, NBC San Diego

Peter Kuhn Trio + Dan Clucas – NBC San Diego

Kyle Motl Solo Bass at Conrad Prebys Music Center – NBC San Diego

Abbey Rader Quartet @ the Loft – NBC San Diego

Peter Kuhn Trio @ the Loft – NBC San Diego

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