”I am truly impressed. It is rare to come across music like this. Manyelements deserve particular attention and admiration. As a saxophonist, I especially value Andrzej´s wonderful playing technique. Next,there is the quality of the recording. The proportions, sound of instruments, quantity and quality of the reverb – all are outstanding. And the third, and probably the most important factor, (for me especially so) the repertoire. The compositions and arrangements, both of the jazz- and more classical- style, are absolutely the best possible”.
Zbigniew Namysłowski – jazz saxophonist and composer
„Andrzej Olejniczak surprised us all with his last album. Both his fans and all Polish jazzmen, as well as classical music audience. The music on Different Choice album is a real phenomenon which escapes easy categorisation. There is almost no improvisation, but there is a first class string quartet, four beautiful ladies, whose music for sure must not be described only as a pleasant background for Olejniczak’s saxophone playing. (…) Exactly as the title says, we deal with a unique category of music which requires from both parties, the musicians and the audience, a lot of focus and concentration. This is how we listen to classical music. In the case of Different Choice, the musicians have obtained the effect of openness going beyond the definition of classical chamber music. (“Hi-Fi Choice”)
“This is almost serious classical music, and it has found the best possible performer in Olejniczak. A performer who does not only play with a beautiful sound and a lot of precision, but also one who, in a very natural way, incorporates new sounds into his interpretation, and will improvise in places. To make it short, we could say that this music is beautiful, well-recorded, wonderfully performed, and very original. It really is artistically a completely “different choice”.
„What permeated from the stage on a winter evening in Poznań was extraordinary freedom of all the musicians who knew exactly what to do at all times. A lot of improvisation and created on the spot solos, total spontaneity and tangible joy coming from the experience of creating music together. The concert, included on this album, is a remarkable example of the chemistry and this special something, characteristic of only the most outstanding musicians.”
„Unique abilities of Olejniczak are well known to all admirers of his work, that is why it is said that if you really want to get to know „Olej”, you must listen to his live concert, and not studio recordings. That is exactly what Live At Altxerri is, a recording of a concert. A concert which is perfect in many ways.”