Dainius Pulauskas Group
Dainius Pulauskas Group was formed in 1996 and instantly became one of the most influential and leading Lithuanian jazz units and an internationally renowned ambassador of Lithuanian jazz. Jazz critic Jan Patterson described them as “a unique sextet whose mixture of melody and muscle, lyricism and the unexpected, places it firmly at the forefront of progressive European jazz-fusion”. The group leader Dainius Pulauskas is characterised as “without a doubt, one of the most interesting composers at the fusion end of European jazz, and has been at the helm of this sextet for seventeen years”. The group’s music was described as “a forceful pulse of modern jazz” by Risto Haapsamo. “Pulauskas together with his colleagues makes the best ever possible fusion (…) It’s been a long time since I heard such talented jazz masters,” wrote Swedish reviewer Bo Levender.