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Rick Stone

“one of the finest straight-ahead jazz guitarists on the current NYC jazz scene.” —Robert Silverstein, MWE3.com “...This is no-nonsense jazz with a classic dark tone and killer chops.” —Dave Walker, davewalkermusic.com From his fresh interpretations of jazz standards, to his lyrically evocative originals, Brooklyn-based guitarist Rick Stone is an artist with a clear musical vision. His fluid, full-bodied sound pays homage to the great jazz masters of the past while maintaining a personal style with a contemporary edge. Rick is a respected teacher at Jazzmobile and Hofstra University and has recently launched the educational website jazzguitarlessons.com. His trio performs regularly at the Garage, the Bar Next Door and other NYC venues. He has also toured Italy extensively as a guest artist and clinician. Rick’s most recent CD Fractals with bassist Marco Panascia and drummer Tom Pollard received excellent reviews and significant national airplay making JazzWeek's Top-10 in 2011. Says Tim Fischer in Just Jazz Guitar “Stone comes across as a solid bebop guitarist, updating his harmonic and melodic language to include the developments of the younger generation of New York guitarists. Odd-time modifications to standards, wide-interval exercises, and exotic modal intros are just a few of the more modern devices Stone explores throughout the album.” Rick Stone began playing guitar at age nine in his hometown of Cleveland

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”Guitarist Rick Stone's warm, swinging tone and impeccable taste in standards (Monk, Evans, Rodgers & Hart) as well as the consistently high quality of his own compositions make this quartet date a pure pleasure from start to finish . . . Recommended to all jazz collections.”

__Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist

“Stone's playing combines the economy of Hall with some of the soul of Wes Montgomery, a little of Pat Metheny's lyricism and a deeper, darker-hued tone that brings to mind Pat Martino but with an approach that is more sparing. The result of this blend is an all-encompassing sound that is still fully cognizant of the value of the spaces between the notes

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