|Not only was Nicolas Simion one of the most characteristic saxophonists of the "basement programme", he also holds this position within Europe. With his quartet "Transylvanian Dance" he presented incredibly versatile music which is marked by the roots of his native Romania. Despite the strong presence of hard bop, modern and free jazz, the flair of the Balkans was always part of his multifaceted expressiveness.
Moritz Grenzebach, Rhein Post, September 2000
Above all, the groups of the two Cologne-based leaders Florian Ross ... and Nicolas Simion with his Quartet "Transylvanian Dance" were both convincing. They are amongst the best one can hear in the younger jazz scene of Middle Europe.
Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen, Jazz Podium, December 2000