“Pin's vibrant arrangements are done a great service by the uniformly impressive musicians who give them life, and, in no small measure, by the excellent production values. The music sounds somewhat more Brooklyn than Galicia but this is a small quibble against writing and playing of precision and verve”.
Ian Patterson, All About Jazz
"A textured feast that hits both the visceral and cerebral senses hard and leaves one curious as to what may be in store in the future. Marcos Pin is a name to remember!."
Brent Black, Critical Jazz
"I think Marcos is an unusual guitarist, very few guitar players are able to compose, arrange and orchestrate this way. He firmly proofs he knows about those bands which can not only swing but show us amazing soundscapes too."
G.Bustamante. Jazz Times Magazine
“Pin's arrangements mix big band swing and bop influences with great success, resulting in an album which harks back to the middle of the twentieth century while sounding exciting, fresh and cool in the twenty- first”.
Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
“Pin's bold and ambitious endeavor has paid off handsomely. The resulting record is an intriguing and satisfying mélange of sublime spontaneity and brilliant orchestration”.
Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz
“Barbanza nos ofrece siete cortes de extensa duración en donde es posible apreciar un hard-bop exquisito y sin contemplaciones, un swing que planea a lo largo de todos los temas, y una sonoridad apoyada en unos primorosos acordes que realzan no tanto la condición de líder del guitarrista (catalizador de todas las ideas musicales) sino la de la formación como entidad creativa a nivel global”.
Juan Carlos Abelenda, Jazz Recordings, Spain