"I really like the feel of this CD (Desert Rain) it has a nice & smooth groove to it a little Joe Sample favor but still in his own voice.Peace"
WMNF Tampa 88.5 fm
Eddie Bullen - Desert Rain
O's Notes: This is a set of tunes for chilling all written by pianist Eddie Bullen. “Good Lookin’ Out” has a funky beat with a romantic melody courtesy of Alex Walker’s sax, one of several hits with Walker. We also liked the mild rump shaker “Farimah” with shaded vocals from Shelly-Ann James and Jason Simmons’ lush vocals on “Every Little Thing”. Eddie is a new man on the scene but with recordings like this one, he’ll be around for a while!
D. Oscar Groomes,
O's Place Jazz Magazine
"Thank you for sending on this C.D (Desert Rain). This is an excellent recording from start to finish. Smooth Jazz at is best, easy to listen to but nontheless subtle on several of the tracks. Good melodic content sets an excellent mood scene and the arrangements and playing are of top quality. I was highly impressed with the playing of Mr Bullen's 12 year old son on the last track, surely a Jazz prodigy in the making, no need to guess who he is named after! Several tracks will be featuring on my next programme on K.C.R. Well done to all concerned. Best Wishes"
John Reid Keith Community Radio, Keith, Banffshire, Scotland
Bonjour, thanks for your so sweet and great music I really enjoyed. I added it to my WJAZ broadcast play list on RADIO PLURIEL 91.5FM in France, plus worldwide INTERNET via our web site, www.plurielfm.org. Best regards,"
Jacques Perrichon for WJAZ.
"Wonderful ... I play this CD on every one of my shows."
Dioni Piatkowski, KVMR-FM, Nevada City
JAZZ IT UP presented by Parasol Jazz
"Flying in from Barbados are bass guitarist and keyboard player Nicholas Brancker and sax player Arturo Tappin. They will join Toronto keyboard artist Eddie Bullen for one night only. As if that weren't enough talent for a single show, local drummer Wilson Laurencin will contribute his rhythmic support to the ensemble."
(Presented under the auspices of the Consulates General of Barbados and Grenada.)
"...FROM THE START, Eddie Bullen on the keyboard, Thursday night Sudbury House, fascinated his audience with his imaginative solos, and his well varied original compositions..."
- Adrian Blackman, Toronto Sun
New York Daily News
"...The album is a tasteful contemporary jazz work, flavoured with Caribbean and Latin rhythms. From the funky "416", the album's opening cut, to the smooth and melodic "Moonraker", the CD is as smooth and potent as a Caribbean cream liquor..."
-Jared McCallister, New York Daily News
Grenada Spice Jazz Festival
"...Eddie Bullen played keyboards and sang his own compositions, many of which found on his CD "Nocturnal Affair". Such passion as Eddie displayed is hard to describe. We were transported by his music to the place of our dreams, where our secrets lie, where our wishes come true..."
- Susie Studdart Spice Island Jazz Festival
...He is one of that remarkable generation of Canadian music producers who have seemingly arrived from nowhere causing Toronto's Urban style music to become fashionable and newsworthy...The idea is to get the best out of the artist's ability and create a sound which helps to give an identity that make him or her perfect says Toronto music producer Eddie Bullen..."
- Dave Douglas, The Caribbean
"This CD (Desert Rain) is really great. We put this music on our Upper Room playlist and our listeners really liked it. We will play them again for sure. "
Gi Dussault Co-Host & Co-Producer Upper Room Radio Show www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com www.myspace.com/upperroomwithjoekelley
"Smooth jazz at its very best, interspersed with some brilliant work. A relaxing but exhilerating album."
"Great Music for a Sunday morning. I had this CD (Desert Rain) in my bedroom boombox on a Sunday morning and awoke to the music. So relaxing and soothing. My favorite track's 1,9,11,and 12."
Leon Reyes Leon's Jazz In A Box, KVMR Radio
The Premiere Jazz Festival of the Caribbean
Eddie's Bullen desire to share the pleasure of his talent with the listening public has taken him to festivals across Canada and the Carribean, including the Barbados Jazz Festival and Spice Jazz Festival in Grenada.