”a jazz bassist everyone with ears seems to want” -- The Buffalo News
“powerful, Charles Mingus-informed playing” --All About Jazz
"Janisch is one of the few bass players out there who plays both electric and upright with equal facility, passion and musicality." Bass Musician Magazine
"Exceptional creativity, brilliant musicianship and compositional intensity are what bassist/composer Michael Janisch is all about" JazzTimes
“Seeing Michael Janisch play jazz bass is a tonic in itself. He doesn’t tickle or stroke the instrument, like so many European players, he masters it, the notes always dead centre in pitch, round in tone, and prefaced with a ’thunk’ that has the force of a drum-stroke.” --The Telegraph
“brilliantly imaginative player, a force of nature” --JazzWise
“One of the UK's most exciting new Improvisers with percussive, Mingus-like power” --The Guardian ..
“...Janisch seizes the instrument with a blend of speed and energy as if he wants to be melody, harmony and rhythm all at once.” -- The Telegraph (UK)
"Janisch is an intense and nimble player, with great control of dynamics" Hot Press, Ireland
“...the London-based American bassist Michael Janisch, whose virtuosity has put him in the UK's top jazz flight since his arrival in 2005...is having an impact beyond his hard-driving bass-playing.” --John Fordham, Jazz UK
“always hip, melodic, and bouncy” --The Times of London ..
“Michael Janisch was a powerful, driving presence all night, but his speed, fluency, imagination and dextrous mastery of such a hulking instrument was really remarkable” -- The Left Lion, Nottingham