WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING:
"Lawson Rollins is a bona fide star...The key to Rollins' mass appeal is his signature artistic balance between classically influenced compositional refinement, infectious exotic rhythms, and the unbridled intensity of full-on shred.."
- Guitar Player Magazine
Full interview and review here.
"It's not often that a Latin jazz/flamenco/samba guitarist generates millions of views on YouTube with short instrumental pieces, but Lawson Rollins is used to defying expectations."
- Guitar World Magazine
"The sound is impeccable, the compositions dynamic, and the technique dazzling.."
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"Sparkling, intricately finger-picked acoustic guitar."
- Jazziz Magazine
"Even 'world music' seems an inadequate blanket to wrap around what Rollins has created here. But whatever it is, he is a master of it."
- Vintage Guitar Magazine
"Provocative and seductive...[a] masterful genre-busting collection."
- The All Music Guide (review of INFINITA)
"One of the great instrumental guitar albums of 2011...a masterpiece of high guitar art."
- Music Web (review of ELEVATION)
"A truly 'world music' journey across styles, countries, and sounds. The intrinsic musical abilities of all involved shine through
on every track."
- Inside World Music (review of ESPIRITO)
"With Rollins' guitar at the helm of a
topflight musical crew, the result is layered, sophisticated, evocative pieces that combine styles and cultures craftily
- World Music Central (review of ESPIRITO)
"Easily one of the year's best."
- All About Jazz Magazine (review of INFINITA)
"This is right in the center of the winner's circle of adult listening albums to come out this year... it doesn't get any better than this."
- Midwest Record (review of ELEVATION)