Jack Kleinsinger honors Russell Malone with closing tribute in his Highlights in Jazz concert series. See Original Article
“Each year for the season’s finale, Kleinsinger pays tribute to an alive-and-well artist. This year on Thursday, June 21 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the honor goes to Malone.”
–Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, June 8, 2018
“Obviously, we are in the capable hands of a master. Absolutely fluid touch and beautiful integration between moving lines and harmonic cadences. The sound of the instrument is well-balanced throughout the entire register. The relaxed quality of everything that ‘s being played gives it such a warm feeling. To play that stuff is extremely hard. This is an absolute master, the best of the best.“
–Kurt Rosenwinkel, responding to Russell Malone’s solo performance of “Remind Me” on Playground [MaxJazz, 2004], in a DownBeat Blindfold Test.