Tony plays my difficult original music like HE wrote it!
— The late Bill Barron, Saxophonist & Composer
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Tony is an inventive muther-flocker!
— The late Joe Pass, Legendary Jazz Guitarist

The word ‘one’ is not in his name for nothing!
— The late Johnny Smith, Legendary Guitarist
  L to R; Tony Purrone, Johnny Smith

L to R; Tony Purrone, Johnny Smith


Tony Purrone is an excellent guitarist!
— The late Jim Hall, Legendary Jazz Guitarist
  L to R; Jim Hall, Tony Purrone

L to R; Jim Hall, Tony Purrone


His playing displays every emotion conceivable. It is lyrical, full of subtleties, explosive and at the same time contains all the romanticism of an operatic balladeer. He is the best known secret out here - a world class guitarist - his sound is so musical.
— The late Ed Thigpen, Master Drummer
  L to R; Tony Purrone, Ron Carter, Ed Thigpen

L to R; Tony Purrone, Ron Carter, Ed Thigpen


  L to R; Tony Purrone, Lenny White, Al Richardson

L to R; Tony Purrone, Lenny White, Al Richardson


I don’t wanna sit in with this guy already playing...
— George Benson, at the Blue Note, NYC
  L to R; Tony Purrone, Thierry Arpino, Preston Murphy

L to R; Tony Purrone, Thierry Arpino, Preston Murphy


Tony Purrone has more happening on the guitar than most guitarists...
— Orrin Keepnews, Multi-Label Record Producer
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