Improvisation, interludes, unrestrainedness, immediacy, intuition, connection on various levels - all these are determinants of performances that they create on the spot, without premeditation, which they cannot repeat. In fact, they avoid repeating anything they have already played, in order to be endlessly fresh, new and intriguing. (Google translation from Croatian). Devi Hrvoj, Sound Guardian Read Full Review

Conjure is a series of spontaneous intimate duets, beautifully recorded and is one of the finest albums in each of their voluminous discographies. - Robert Iannapollo, Cadence Magazine  Read Full Review

I believe you too will discover some rare and very meaningful sounds here, spontaneous dual compositions of a remarkably high level of attainment. Kudos to Maestros Berger and Hwang!  Grego Appelgate Edwards,  Read Full Review

Sparse yet harmonically rich with particle melodies which shimmer in and out of mid-air existence, the duo form restless, hypnotic, and meditative moments which coalesce into a totally immersive whole.  - Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz  Read Full Review

Google Translate: ... the two created these fragile and delicate moments, rich in musicality and feeling, one on violin and viola, the other on piano and to the vibraphone. They are engaging atmospheres in which the accent moves on pathos, communication, beyond the desecrating or angry moments of the free with which the two in the past have had to do. Among the most beautiful moments Below Zero, with the pizzicato on Hwang's violin that meets the vibraphone, is a very special atmosphere that the two manage to create in improvisation. Overall it is an incision without moments of emptiness, which involves the listener from beginning to end, of two musicians in a state of grace who had something real to say to each other and made it public. - Vittori LoConte,   Read Full Review

There seems to be some sort of bond which connects these two musicians, a cautious dialogue is going on, as one starts a sentence, the other finishes it, both breathing together, in a similar organic flow or stream. It sounds as if Mr. Berger is playing occasional lines from some ancient sonata while Mr. Hwang plucks pizzicato notes or bows gracefully, both in sync on the same page together. An excellent offering on all fronts. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery  Read Full Review

If it’s philosophical music, it’s far from dull music. There’s life, laughter, landscape and an affirmative lightness that is hard to resist. – Brian Morton, Jazz Journal  Read Full Review

Subtle, beautiful, haunting, masterful and delicately commanding, the duo of pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger and Jason Kao Hwang on violin and viola recorded these 8 dialogs in Berger's Woodstock studio, their familiarity from Hwang's participation in Berger's Creative Music Orchestra summoning lyrical and sensitive music, finding profundity in restraint. - Squidco    Read at

Conjure by Karl Berger and Jason Kao Hwang stands as a masterful combination of both jazz and classical styling which makes for an incredible listening experience.  - Vincent Teneriello,  Read Full Review

Known as two of the best current improvisers, Hwang and Berger illustrate a stunning chemistry on this unpredictable and exciting record.  Read Full Review