New York Times: “Malone’s warmth, conversational phrasing and lack of hurry, can range all over the history of the guitar in American culture, from rural blues ideas to sophisticated jazz harmonies. His current release – All About Melody on High Note Records – is a perfect example of swinging warm-toned bop.
Kurt Rosenwinkel (DownBeat Blindfold Test): “Obviously, we are in the capable hands of a master. The relaxed quality of everything that is being played gives it such a warm feeling. To play that stuff is extremely hard. This is the best of the best: must be Malone ! ”
JazzIs: “Russell Malone is one of the signature guitar players of his generation. His long-standing participation in Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio plus his own brilliant quartet, – bear witness to his singular tone, refined listening skills, amazing chops, and limitless imagination.”
Los Angeles Times: “Malone addresses tradition on his own terms – as a relentless swinger and a master of all tempos. He imbues hardcore jazz with a soulful, instantly recognizable instrumental voice and a sophisticated sense of harmony”