"Laurin's voice combines breathy intimacy with sharp clarity"   Downbeat


"True talent, like water, will rise and seek its own level. With a lifetime of readiness and recognizing opportunity, vocalist Laurin Talese brings a natural sense of self-awareness into Gorgeous Chaos, her riveting debut as a jazz chanteuse."    James Nadal, All About Jazz


"The album is delivered like a Valentine and Talese’s voice carries the day, soaring with warmth, sincerity and an abundance of grace."   Nick Bewsey, Counting Beats


"Gorgeous Chaos is a masterful body of music and an excellent debut project"   AXS


"Some of the most luxuriant, sumptuously phrased jazz vocals you could hope to hear"   Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune


Listed among the top 10 jazz albums of 2016   Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune


"Laurin Talese has a voice like Christmas morning."   The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Her work leaps off the page in a manner that no vocalist really has in a long time."   Raul da Gama


"Laurin Talese has a knack for engaging her audience. The jazz sensation can induce a smile from the most cantankerous of listeners. She melts the room with her personality."   The Jump