His inventiveness as a soloist and as a composer is combined with the solidity and safety of the harmonic speech, the suppleness and dynamism of the rhythmic support, without variations in mood and form. It’s not for nothing that he was the trusted man of artists like Max Roach, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, etc.
Pino Candini, Musica Jazz
Who is Ronnie Mathews descended from? I quote Red Garland, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, maybe even Bill Evans. This is only for what concerns the physiognomy: the ‘sacred fire’ is all his».
Giuseppe Piacentino, Musica Jazz