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"Arguably no other album in 2018 took melodies to euphoric levels more than Juan Ibarra did on NauMay. The melodies here are positively magnetic. They command attention, and don’t release their hold. But it’s the way the Quinteto takes those melodies off to the horizon, never losing what made them so absorbing in the first place, that cements this album as something truly special. They resonate with a strength that gives a song its structure long after the ensemble’s volatility has shattered it into a thousand pieces. This kind of melodic drama would leave the Brian Blade Fellowship awestruck, and when it comes to the modern jazz scene, that’s about the highest compliment there is." Dave Summer, Bandcamp.