"A young player already smart enough to use his chops selectively, with purpose."
"..Stevens weaves rectangular guitar mazes both melodic and modern at the same time."
" His tone is clean and compressed yet edgy, and his phrases use clever swirls of arpeggios and fast, complex lines that are unlike much of the jazz-rock clones out there."
"Stevens’ chording is dense, but his sound is equally personal, warm at the centre, but resonant and sometimes harsh at the edge."
"Toronto native Matthew Stevens is a guitarist whose masterful playing has been turning a lot of heads lately."
"He may be cerebral in the clear consideration going into every note, every chord; but, with an impassioned sense of commitment, his solos build with a burning combination of inevitability and sheer unpredictability. "
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