• Time Out NY: "Shoko Nagai, one of New York’s most individualistic and intense performers on the avant-garde side of jazz – dazzles with her glimmering, darkly necromantic and blues-tinged piano."
  • Jewish Daily Forward - Eileen Reynolds: "A veteran of the downtown jazz scene, pianist and accordionist Shoko Nagai delivered some of the most adventurous improvisatory solos of the night and helped fill out the band’s sound with sophisticated riffs from the keyboard and her gentle accordion"
  • New York Music Daily: "Shoko Nagai was the star... playing creepy, surreal, crashingly and virtuosically intense piano and accordion. Nagai kicks it off, brushing and rustling inside the piano in a fair approximation of George Crumb, before she goes deep into the murk."
  •  New York Music Daily: "A cinematic mini-epic that shifts from a wistful sway to more dramatically orchestrated permutations, through ominous chromatic vamping, more vivid necromantic piano from Nagai."