Graham Dechter - Quotes


Saturday, December 19th, 2009
"'Right On Time' supplies irrefutable evidence that the tradition is not only alive, but flourishing, because of young artists like Dechter who are both able and eager to carry the torch." ~Dr. Judith Schlesinger (All About Jazz)
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
"Swing-inspired riffs reign supreme on Dechter’s album. The group’s improvisations are manageable while unleashing a free spirit that entices audiences to fly with them." ~Susan Frances (JazzTimes)
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
"Guitarist Graham Dechter's debut album as a leader could hardly be more charming or enjoyable... a virtuosic young guitarist with nothing to prove."  ~Rick Anderson (All Music Guide)
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
"Dechter is one of those young phenoms who is jazz mature beyond his years.  For a debut, [Right On Time] is a hands-down winner - sophisticated and full of engaging swing tunes."
~Kyle O'Brien (Jazz Society of Oregon)
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
"Graham Dechter, the guitarist in the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, is enormously talented...It's rare to to hear a jazz musician in his young 20's dedicated to playing straight ahead jazz. And he does it with great chops!" ~Fred Eckstein (LA Jazz Scene)
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
"Dechter is technically perfect in his musical style and approach...jazz fans have a lot to look forward to with him!" ~Glenn A. Mitchell (LA Jazz Scene)
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
 "It’s not often that a 23-year old guitarist records a straight-ahead jazz album, much less one this unpretentious and accessible. But with his warm tone, mature lines, and dazzling swing feel, that’s precisely what Graham Dechter has done." ~Elliott Politte (Guitar Edge)
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
"An unpretentious, melodic, hard-swinging guitarist directly...No fuzz, no overdrive, no over-amplified screechy sounds; just flowing ideas a good sound and immaculate taste played on a hollow body guitar." ~Don Albert (Financial Mail)
Monday, October 19th, 2009
"[Dechter is] joined by Tamir Hendelman, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton on a programme of standards, Ellingtonia and jazz originals, all delivered with panache, skill, and exuberance." ~Ray Comiskey (The Irish Times)
Friday, September 11th, 2009
"Graham Dechter's playing is not only a joy to hear, it is a joy to be a part of. I love his warm guitar sound... serious swinging, clean arrangements, a high level of intensity and a dose of beautiful lines... There's just no telling to what wonderful places he will take us." ~John Clayton
Friday, September 11th, 2009
"Once in a blue moon a talent comes along that grabs everyone's attention. Graham is the most recent one to grab MY attention." ~Jeff Hamilton