Russell Malone is one of the most commanding and versatile guitarists performing today. He can move from blues to gospel to pop to R&B and jazz without hesitation, a rare facility that has prompted some of the highest profile artists in the world to call upon him: Diana Krall, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Shirley Horn, Christina Aguilera, Harry Connick, Jr, Ron Carter and Sonny Rollins.
It’s nearly impossible not to move while listening to Russell Malone’s enticing new album, Time For The Dancers (HighNote). - John Murph/downbeat.com