"Matt DeMerritt’s recording debut as a leader is eclectic, exotic and lush. The varying musical textures on Fool’s Journey from this veteran sideman stretch from Asia to South America to the musical funkiness of New Orleans."
-Ken Frankling's Jazz Notes
"There is so much to savor on Fool’s Journey that it is worth exploring each cut. DeMerritt has taken the best of his experiences and crafted a fine outing."
-Nolan DeBuke, The Jazz Word
"A smoking, solid date that defies easy description."
-Chris Spector, Midwest Record
"DeMerritt’s sax is an anchor to all this lushness, and it never fails to provide clarity into the mix. He’s one of those rare musicians who speaks, who employs strange new words into the notes."
-Mark Phillips, The Vinyl Anachronist