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by Roger Farbey
A graduate of London's Trinity College of Music, this is in-demand bassist Matt Ridley's second album as leader. On Music To Drive Home To" Jason Yarde plays a repeated plangent melody on soprano saxophone followed by John Turville elegantly soloing on piano. As its name implies Lachrymose" is something of a tear-jerking exercise with Yarde squeezing out a poignant melody from the soprano and a searching bass solo from Matt Ridley.A morse code-like bass pulse opens Mental Cases" ...read more
by Matt Ridley
Meet Matt Ridley: I graduated from Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, London in 2005 and have been a full time bassist since then. Music has taken me all around the world and I've been very privileged to perform regularly with some of the finest jazz musicians in UK like Jason Yarde, John Turville, and George Hart who were on my debut album, Thymos (Whirlwind, 2013). I also produced a record with the MJQ Celebration, which plays ...read more