One of the brightest guitarists of his generation, Matthew Stevens will soon be releasing his debut album. Over the past decade he has recorded and performed with some of contemporary music’s finest musicians, including Christian Scott, Victor Bailey, Jason Moran, Rodney Holmes, Ben Williams, Jeff Lorber, Aaron Parks, Jacky Terrasson, Esperanza Spalding, Walter Smith, Gerald Clayton and Dr
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Guitarist Matthew Stevens is utterly in the now..
- The Prague Post
Stevens weaves rectangular guitar mazes both melodic and modern at the same time.
A young player already smart enough to use his chops selectively, with purpose.
- JAZZ TIMES
He (Stevens) may be cerebral in the clear consideration going into every note, every chord; but, with an impassioned sense of commitment, his solos built with a burning combination of inevitability and sheer unpredictability.
- John Kelman, All About Jazz