"His custom archtop sounds exquisite . . . deft, contrapuntal intros and subtle Reharmonizations . . . Stone's axe work is articulate but never rigid, impeccably clean yet well-versed in dirt."
"Rick's fingers slide like silk across the strings, enticing you to dig evermore deeply into the mystery that well-played jazz often is. . . This gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from us, as well as the "PICK" of this issue for "best jazz guitar".
“Stone's approach to the guitar is consistently swinging”
“One of the finest straight-ahead jazz guitarists on the current NYC scene”
“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.”