“Hanson has brought the double reed instrument into areas where it’s seldom, if ever, gone before, combining a commanding improvisational sensibility with funk, classical and world music influences.”
- Andrew Gilbert, DOWNBEAT Magazine
"Paul Hanson, whose playing on the bassoon, surely the blackest sheep of jazz instruments, is exuberant, playful, energetic and joyous, and it has to be said quite breathtaking."
- Ian Patterson, allaboutjazz.com
"What Paul Hanson does on bassoon is akin to what other innovators like guitarists Charlie Hunter and Stanley Jordan, banjoist Bela Fleck and bassist Jaco Pastorius have done with their respective instruments."
- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times