"Instrumental jazz guitar based albums are nothing new. You can go back to a number of classic jazz albums recorded in the early and mid ‘60s from Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell and point proven. That said, a whole new generation of jazz guitarists are staking out new and fertile ground in the world of instrumental music including NYC based guitarist Perry Smith. Featuring Smith backed up by Matt Politano (piano), Sam Minaie (bass) and producer / drummer Dan Schnelle, the 50 minute instrumental Stars & Cars CD features a thoroughly impressive mix of jazz and rock to create a bona fide fusion of modern jazz guitar styles. Funny how Smith says the title track, “Stars And Cars” reflects his time spent in L.A. where it truly is all about stars and cars! Having studied guitar with the masterful SoCal guitar great Joe Diorio, Smith has also performed and worked with legends like Dave Brubeck, Pat Metheny, singers Nancy Wilson and Harry Belafonte, horn great Kenny Wheeler and many more. Filled with eight well thought out instrumentals, the 2009 CD release of Stars & Cars will establish Smith’s impressive guitar credentials with a whole new generation of jazz guitar fans."