JANE PICKERINGE'S LUTE BOOK (Avie AV 0002)

London-based American lute player Jacob Heringman is arguably the most sensitive player in the business, an artist capable of unfolding the rich contents of Jane Pickeringe's Lute Book. His selection of brief dances and character pieces copied around 1616 underlines the compositional skill and sheer variety of English lute music from the period. It is impossible not to marvel at the dexterity of Heringman's finger work and very easy to be convinced by his inspired phrasing and winning sense of spontaneity.

Music Week, April 2002