"Guitar Guru. Considered one of the best guitarists in Malaysia"
"Az's compositions are at times playful and irreverent, and at other times lyrical and soulful, but always inventive, tastefully crafted and beautifully nuanced— an absolute pleasure to listen to."
"a music extraordinaire"
" local six-string boy wonder"
"A rising acoustic guitarist"
"..Az Samad produces works that are richly textured, poetic and atmospheric."
"This is one guy who can finger-pick, hold massive grape fruit-sized chords and make his guitar gently weep with the best."
“Az has the marks of a prodigy and his virtuosity makes the humble guitar simply fascinating and intriguing, yet approachable. Constantly evolving, he brings in a fresh perspective in guitar techniques that broadens the sonic landscape, from the percussive to alternative tunings.”