Nobunari Oda wrote an article for SPUR October issue, a Japanese fashion magazine (which often features skating related articles/photo sessions) and he pays some wonderful compliments to Jason, while he discusses the recent Peggy Fleming trophy. Here is a rough translation.
The winner was Jason Brown, currently 6th in the world ranking.
I absolutely adore his Piano program, which I saw at Skate America 2016. The music starts out very quietly, the first 3 minutes are quite subdued before it reaches the climax. It may appear boring if skated by a lesser skater, but not with Jason. He expresses the nuance of each and every note with his entire body, he grabs your attention and leave you absolutely captivated. I would say his skating is like savouring a cup of coffee of the highest quality. You take a sip and you realize the difference, between the ordinary and the true excellence - "wow, THIS... is the real coffee!"
He is clearly among the top when it comes to artistry and musicality. His athleticism shines in his spins, footwork and skating skills. This special quality leads to 90+ in SP even without quads. I have heard some criticism that his PCS are inflated, but I absolutely disagree.
His programs are always jam-packed with high quality contents, which deserve +4/+5. For example, let's talk about step sequence. Jason never skates flat footed, constantly using deep edges - inside, outside, continuously intricate and precise. In my opinion, to attain his level of skating skills would be even more difficult than jumping.
Jason left his long time coach whom he grew up with two years ago, and transferred to Toronto Cricket Club in order to train with Tracy Wilson and Brian Orser. The move shows that he means business, and aim to be the best in the world.
I hope and believe it won't be long before he finally masters the quads, and I look forward to seeing his exuberant, sunny self in the Kiss and Cry with his coaches!
Wow that is not only super nice, it is super true! Jason IS THAT GOOD! Thanks so much for the translation!