Bartosz's original music has been influenced by the music of his idols: Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez and Fred Hersch. Those who had a chance to review the CD classify Hadala's music as high-energy contemporary jazz presenting Bartosz as an exciting and unpredictable performer.
"The Runner Up is a strong debut for Bartosz Hadala. The inclusion of a powerful front line in trumpeter Brecker and saxophonist Rovatti, along with the ever-present and tasteful drumming of Antonio Sanchez and inspirational bass playing from both Noriko Ueda and Dave Anderson, make this one of the year's best records". - Paul J Youngman, All About Jazz
"With a somewhat Pilc-like melodic touch and a Monk-on-steroids rhythm feel, Hadala consistently surprises with his unique directions." - Brad Walseth