-Jason Kennedy, The Ear Magazine
"What amazes me about this disc is that Mr. Hammond sounds as if he has been playing this way for a long time, each piece is well-handled and complete, mature and thoughtfully done." -Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter (NYC)
"His solo music is a testament to the notion that there is plentiful depth, soul, and, in all meanings of the term, “swing” in guitar playing that embraces diverse musical strategies while striking out, in definitive fashion, on its own journey."
-Mike Barella, avantmusicnews.com
"Throughout Flight there is enough ambient sound, fret squeaks and string buzz and overall sonic character to convey an honesty to this music that is inviting... full to the brim with the kind of character that embodies the best creative improvisational music."
-James Filkins, minor 7th
"A rejuvenating spiritual aesthetic…"
-Submerge Magazine, 4/2015
"Rootsy and commited – and deadly serious in its artistry…"
-Marlbank.net, 2/2015 (Flight Review)
"The stylistic freshness and breadth of vocabulary that distinguish an amalgam of influences from jazz, American folk, blues, tradition of spiritual music and world music…"
-Sergio Piccirilli, www.elintruso.com
"A sublime collection of songs…"
-Christian Williams, Utne Reader
"Hammond's guitar-playing remains as intricate as ever, but for this go-round, he channels his Kentucky roots for a record that's more Americana than jazz."
-Shawn Cooke, PIttsburgh City Paper