„...Beckerhoff, technically brilliant over the entire range of the trumpet, his interpretation of ballads quite deeply moving, presented himself in fantastic form...”

- General-Anzeiger, Bonn -

„The concert by the German trumpet player Uli Beckerhoff, with guitarrist John Abercrombie, bassist Arild Andersen, and drummer John Marshall at the Brotfabrik in Frankfurt must have been wonderful. The live recording made by Hessen Radio in October 1990 left nothing to be desired, not even for spoiled HiFi freaks. Such crystal clarity and dynamics are usually obtainable only in a studio; the music as well is of the highest quality.”

- Heilbronner Stimme -

„...Bandleader Uli Beckerhoff's high instrumental mastery is beyond question. His virtuosic and beautiful solos alone were worth hearing.”

- Frankfurter Rundschau -

„...Beckerhoff's artistic value is not based on technical brilliance alone, but also on the unusual sensitivity in everything he plays.”

- Jazz Podium -

„Uli Beckerhoff for example is also quite unmistakable, so crystal clear on the trumpet, so warm and round his tone on the flugelhorn.”

- Audio -

„Beckerhoff's impeccable tone and his improvisational versatility have lang since made him one of Europe's leading trumpet players.”

- Linzer Zeitung -

„Uli Beckerhoff demonstrates his dass once more an his new album "Private Life"; wonder­ful, extremely atmospheric melodies that will appeal not only to jazz freaks. Beckerhoff does not only depend on his compositions and his truly excellent trumpet playing, but also on special guest performers: John Abercrombie and John Taylor contribute along with Beckerhoff to the brilliance of this CD.”

- Prinz -

„Uli Beckerhoff is for me one of the leading German trumpet players and certainly also one of the best in Europe, a musician totally open to new jazz as well as to Bebop and Hardbop. What is fascinating about Beckerhoff is his typical sensitivity coupled with a great intensity and power. lt is also gratifying that he is largely free from the American influences, while naturally knowing and respecting the leading contemporary jazz trumpet players.”

- Joachim Ernst Behrendt -


„In Beckerhoffs case, it is indeed a positive obsession and one that inspired the excellent CD 'Secret obsession' he music is never derivative and, with the help of a fine band, Beckerhoff scores big... 1 suppose a fondness for fusion would inhance enjoyment of this outstanding CD, but 1 have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending it to all serious creative music listeners.”

- Cadence - Magazine (USA) -

„Camporondo is without doubt one of the most interesting examples of modern rockjazz / avantgarde. Uli Beckerhoff is among the most open minded trumpet players in Europe.”

- Spotlight -

„...Jazz so full of excitement, perfect and yet so full of feeling is all too seldom on offer in Kiel.” (about Uli Beckerhoff, Jon Christensen, Peter O'Mara and Adelhard Roidinger).”

- Kieler Nachrichten -