"One of the strongest pianist of his generation, with intuitive empathy and drum-like ingenuity, and solos compositionally with passionate elegance."
Ted Panken, Downbeat
"Simon's music—whether it's a complex chart like the episodic and dramatically expansive "Intention" or the spare melancholy of "My Love For You," a solo piano piece that bookends Poesia with two different takes—has always been emotionally deep. With the at once challenging and beautiful Poesia, he has once again delivered an album that deserves a spot as one of the best piano trio records of the year."
-John Kelman, AllAboutJazz.com
"[Simon] is less talked about than many other important jazz pianists from the Caribbean and South America, but he may be the most complete creative artist among them."
-Thomas Conrad, Jazztimes
Edward Simon is worth experiencing. With a very down home style and attitude, he exudes humility that is rare this [sic] days. Real people, with real talent!
-Latin Beat Magazine
[Poesía] A majestic trio record, with “Giant Steps” the most enthralling of many highspots.
-Tony Hall, Jazzwise
"Mr. Simon's touch, light and warm, allows for his music to drift calmly, taking its time to get to where it has to go."
-The New York Times
"He doesn't go in for dazzle and fleet-fingered runs but contents himself with digging in and mining the music for drama and invention. He often turns these rural sounds into deep emotional statements."
-Jazz Journal International
"Simon is an important presence on the jazz and world music scene."
-Los Angeles Times