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Album Review

Matt Garrison: Patchwork

Read "Patchwork" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Instead of simply homing in on one specific musical coordinate, saxophonist Matt Garrison decided to widen his focus and hit a few different targets with his third album. The aptly-titled Patchwork finds him looking toward “initial musical influence, educational influences, and current outcomes." It's a collection of Garrison's personalized yesterday-meets-today musical scenarios. It's hard to know whether Patchwork should be defined as a vocal record with strong instrumental appeal or an instrumental album with a vocalist out ...

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Extended Analysis

Matt Garrison: Shapeshifter

Read "Matt Garrison: Shapeshifter" reviewed by Phil DiPietro


In Y2K, Bass Player Magazine pronounced Matthew Garrison's debut as having “raised the bar" for electric bass players (in an article by Chris Jisi, who recently wrote the book on modern electric bass). What next, then? Fitting in this Olympic year, Garrison steps back from the bar, raises it a foot, challenges himself to make it over and succeeds on every level, turning in the greatest solo record by an electric bassist in the post-Jaco era.Not merely a ...


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