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Media on "Be The Change"

“Absolutely top quality soul music…. Really is outstanding” – Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 Music

“I’m expecting big things from him” – Trevor Nelson, BBC Radio 2

“Be The Change: Powerful, thought provoking, necessary…” –

“The album presents eleven originals that aim to speak to the hearts of the people and reflect the contemporary social climate” – Jazziz magazine

"An instant classic that would have fit just as comfortably in 1970 as it does in 2020.” - SoulTracks

“I love Jarrod’s voice.  ‘Be The Change’ is so beautiful” – Louie Vega

“A half-dozen years on from a debut that took us all by surprise the man from Portland has repaid our patience with another wonderful selection of work….Excellence is everywhere” – Echoes

"Reinvigorating the soul/jazz genre, Lawson swings, scats and—above all—grooves, with an enthusiasm and joy much lacking in the genre and, more broadly, in our lives today" – Elmore magazine

“Soul doesn’t get any better than this in 2020!  Unquestionably Album of the Year” – Soul Brother Records, London


“Jarrod Lawson delivers the Record of the Year.  ‘Universal Chord’ is an instant classic…” –, Berlin


“While we’ve loved Lawson before, this album is his crowning achievement to date – the kind of set that really pushes him over the top, and which earns the term ‘instant classic’ in our book” –, Chicago

2020 has been a brutal year for humankind.  Be The Change arrives as a salve, displacing noise with music, pain with healing…definitely an album for our time” – torontoArm

Six years have passed since his rapturously received debut album, so these tracks certainly haven’t been rushed.  Au contraire, each one has been lovingly burnished to a deep-down sheen of perfection” – London Jazz News

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