Erik Johannessen – Dagbladet

«The trombonist Erik Johannessen (36), known from amonst others Magic Pocket and Lord Kelvin, has his album debut under his own name with «Inkblots» in a trio (Jon Rune Strøm, upright bass; Erik Nylander, drums) only expanded to a quartet when fellow trombonist Øyvind Brække makes a guest appearance on three songs.  

Two of them, Johannessens «Jeff Smax» and Bill Frisells «Egg Radio» are highlights on an album where the melodybased moments surpasses the free studio improvisations, but just the same shows Johannessen as a both secure and searching instrumentalist the whole way.»

                                                                                                        – Terje Mosnes, Dagbladet