Smith’s solo style is modern, but still steeped in the traditional jazz idiom. The most impressive aspect of Smith’s formidable technique is his ability to phrase and his use of breathes between those phrases.” - Sylvannia Garutch

— The Jazz World

Live dates often bring out the best not only in leaders, but in side players as well. That's the case with this fine date by guitarist Perry Smith.” - Jim Motavalli

— NYC Jazz Record

Whether skirting fusion or funk or busting with modern melody, Smith's compositional style, musical direction and fret boarding hit that sweet spot between classic and experimental, improvisational and fine-tuned melody.” - Denise Sullivan

— Downbeat

He’s got a gentle and pastoral melodicism…a welcome to the ears” - George Harris

— Jazz Weekly

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When I saw the guitarist, I anticipated something subdued or mellow - not so! The first track started out that way, but then the drums brought another layer of energy and attention from me. Then the sax kicked in followed by that rich bass - and I was totally engaged. Then the presence of the piano grew larger and larger and I put everything else aside. Amazing!” - Jay Paul

— WRUV-FM

Smith is the type of player that explores the specific possibilities offered by weaving in and out of the harmonic structure with his improvisations. Smith’s technique is vast, displaying adept skill at right hand picking and left hand legato phrasing.” - Brice Boorman

— Chalked Up Reviews

PS Quartet with Melissa Aldana, Matt Aronoff and Jay Sawyer

PS Quartet with Melissa Aldana, Matt Aronoff and Jay Sawyer

PS Quintet recording session with Matt Aronoff, Jon Irabagon, PS, Glenn Zaleski Allan Mednard

PS Quintet recording session with Matt Aronoff, Jon Irabagon, PS, Glenn Zaleski Allan Mednard