"A master guitarist...astonishing palette of tone colours and an excellent technique." Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
"High-class playing and excellent sound." cellist Janos Starker
Zai's recording is "by turns powerful, peaceful, passionate and musical at a level that few albums achieve" Victory Review Magazine, Washington
"Zai's playing is virtuosic, yet restrained and elegant." Herald Times, Bloomington Indiana
"Sulaiman’s playing illuminates a contradictory range of contexts and musical settings-one is left with the impression of powerful forces held in balance by a clear and cool mind, which operates effectively across musical genres." Canberra Pro Musica, Australia
"This is my new favorite classical guitar CD... By far the best classical guitar music I have heard. The pieces go well together and are soothing and uplifting. The quality of sound is superior. I highly recommend this CD." Review of ALASKAN BLUE from CD Baby page by Gene M.
Great Album, Sulaiman Zai has such a command of the instrument, it is truly inspiring to hear some of my favorite classical pieces played by a true virtuoso. Review of ALASKAN BLUE by mydog_norm on iTunes page
Beautiful, thrilling guitar performances, richly recorded! Guitar at its best! Sulaiman Zai’s superb performances of Bach and Dowland on this disc are exquisite, capturing a wide emotional range with an exhilarating, authoritative depth of technique. Beautifully, warmly recorded--highly recommended! Review of BACH and DOWLAND from CD Baby page by Jason F.