Praise for 'Yellow Red Blue'(2016):
"Lovell-Smith's compositions have taken on a new depth of expression here, with a mix of erudition, beauty and approachability...she is an artist with huge potential"
"...bright, joyful, handsomely orchestrated chamber-bop that anyone could dig."
"...the maturation of [Lovell-Smith's] vision from debut to follow-up results in a much greater presence..Truly a beautiful recording."
"The three compositions [featuring string quartet]...superbly and wonderfully fuse jazz and classical inspirations in lovely ways."
-Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition
" ... a strange but highly effective band... [Yellow Red Blue] hits a magical sweet spot where it would sound just as entrancing on the street as it would in a concert hall... an album to be proud of."
-Mitchell Houlbrooke, The Spinoff
"...a joy to hear from the opening seconds of the opening track."
-Richard Kamins, Steptemptest
"This is a lovely album, her compositions and arrangements outstanding, the recording immaculate...Lovell-Smith has clearly assimilated a multiplicity of interesting influences. Her beautifully crafted compositions teeming with ideas."
-John Fenton, JazzLocal32
"[Lovell-Smith's] synthesis of jazz and classical music is delightful, her arrangements and production superb."
"Yellow Red Blue is much more than a statement of primary color, with Lovell-Smith at her best when she paints with the whole tonal palette."
"Lovell-Smith se nos presenta como una compositora de mirada original, que hace un jazz de cámara moderno y complejo"
Praise for 'Fortune Songs' (2012):
"Honest, intelligent chamber jazz, stark in its minimalism, gentle in its dissonance, firm in its lyricism."
- JazzTimes, November 2012
"If I had to describe Lovell-Smith’s playing in one word, it would be lyrical. She lives in a space that most of us only visit occasionally."
-Sam Newsome, 2015
"an auspicious debut...[Lovell Smith's] exquisite musicianship parallels an intrepid spirit"
-Jazziz, Winter 2012
“an outstanding collection of original jazz compositions..."
- Utne Reader
"[A recording that will] challenge and inspire most ardent jazz fans."
- NZ Musician Magazine
"arrestingly wry and lyrical...a distinctive new voice on the soprano saxophone"
- The New York City Jazz Record
"[an] impressive introduction...Tantalizing melodies, a deft use of dramatic tension, and tunes that nicely straddle the divide between new- and old-school jazz."
"...enchanting lyricism atop organic compositions..."
- Bird is the Worm
"[Lovell-Smith] writes constrained but quite delightful tunes."
-Graham Reid, Elsewhere (NZ)
"The music [Lovell-Smith] and the band make is often quiet in volume but intense in its emotional content"
- Step Tempest