“A composer and arranger of supreme skill” – Dominion Post


“a unique musical vision” – Sea of Tranquility


“A miraculous musician with a terrific creative imagination” – Radio NZ


“Evisceratingly brilliant musicianship” – Nelson Mail


“Parlons plutôt de Lucien Johnson.  Il est aussi lyrique que Trane et aussi solide que Rollins” – Jazz a Paris
(“Lets talk about Lucien Johnson.  He is as lyrical as Trane and as solid as Rollins”)


"Lucien Johnson is a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle. He is one of a very few artists performing and writing currently who deserves to be both revered and respectfully feared; revered because of his skill, and feared because he casts a tall and ominous shadow over jazz and how it should be played. A rare combination of musical skill, knowledge and gutsy, intuitive jazz sensibilities, he is an artist impossible to forget"  – Meow