“We had the good fortune of connecting with David Martinez and we’ve shared our conversation below.” - SHOUTOUT LA
“He is the kind of guitarist who can play with so much mastery, but never gets overly technical just for the sake of it- everything he does on guitar has got so much soul and emotion, capturing the authenticity of jazz music, and going for a sound that feels somewhere in between classic vibes and modern innovation. ” - Christine King
“David Martinez is a jazz composer and guitarist with a truly one-of-a-kind approach to music and creativity. What really stands out about his sound is definitely the fact that his guitar playing is expressive and highly nuanced, going for a very immediate, one-of-a-kind tone that's sophisticated, yet so warm and incredibly easy to relate to. ”
“David Martinez is without a doubt one of the most exciting guitar players in a long time. His rhythm playing and quality of execution and feel are the best anywhere. His soloing ability and flexibility of tone are to be enjoyed for a lifetime of sound. As a composer he is inspiring because in his melodies he includes constant surprises that keep one interested in continuing to listen over and over again. David has my wholehearted support and respect. ”
— Abraham Laboriel Sr.