By Kevin Schwartzbach – concert review
@ Hangar 11 - Tel-Aviv, Israel, November,2009
”the song evolved from its show tune roots to an upbeat fusion piece with an impetuous drum solo from Brazilian Mauricio Zottarelli(…)”
By José Antonio García López – concert review
Cartagena Jazz festival – Spain, November 2009
(…) the interaction between Grey and Zottarelli assured a rhythmic base extremely dynamic and strong, which are elements that usually happen on the majority of Hiromi’s concerts. Mauricio Zottarelli showed precision, dexterity and was very tasteful –for example, during the rhythmic dialogs that he held with the pianist, which generated moments of great intensity.”
By N. Chinen – New York Times – July 2009
@ BLUE NOTE NYC
“Sonicbloom, her frenetic but exacting fusion band, relies on the strong propulsion of the British bassist Tony Grey and the Brazilian drummer Mauricio Zottarelli.”
By A. Swensson in Concert Review – City Pages – MN, USA – 2009
@ DAKOTA – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
“Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli guided the quartet through time-bending syncopations, grinning wildly as he watched Hiromi work her magic on the keys.”
By R. Forman – Jazz.com –2009
@ SCULLER’S– BOSTON, MA
“Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli communicated well with the band and had nice colors and excellent dynamics.”
By M. Hobart – The Financial Times – Music section - UK – 2009
@ RONNIE SCOTT’S – LONDON - UK
"Brazilian drummer Mauricio Zottarelli came to life with a rumbling panoply of rolls, taps and polyrhythms for an extended feature on “Caravan”.
By N.DeRio – MusicalNews.com –ITALY - 2009
@ Blue Note – Milan, ITALY
"Impressive and a very clean rhythmic performance by Maricio Zottarelli from Brazil. His brush playing in Claire de Lune transports the listener to hearing taps of rhythm, like ocean foam spurts. Very, very good."
By S. Gerosa – Jazz N’ More – SWITZERLAND
@ JAZZ ROOM – BERN, SWITZERLAND – JAN 2009
" ... For example there was "Time out". The Brazilian drummer Mauricio Zottarelli, who joined the band some time ago, plays a hard funk beat completely in time and grooves with the precision of a Swiss clockwork..."