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Redemption by Matt Greenwood

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Album Title: Atlas
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023


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About the Album

Originally from Harare, Zimbabwe, guitarist and composer Matt Greenwood is carving out a new sound in Toronto’s Jazz scene with his debut album Atlas. With a diverse musical upbringing, including performances as a teenager with Zimbabwean legends such as Oliver Mtukudzi and Forward Kwenda, Greenwood’s music is unhindered by geographical genre confines. The cinematic musical world of Atlas combines jazz improvisation with modern production aesthetics and a compositional approach that borders on contemporary classical music. The album consists entirely of Greenwood’s original compositions, brought to life by multiple combinations of musicians including Juno Award winning upright bassist Mike Downes, renowned drummer Mark Kelso and a long list of innovative up-and-coming Toronto and Montreal based musicians: Joshua Stanberry, Dhaivat Jani, Matt McCormack, Matt Dicker, Peter Holbrook, James Griffith, and Steve Carson. While most of the music was recorded live off the floor in studio, many of the tracks are augmented by an otherworldly landscape of overdubbed atmospheric guitar textures. Greenwood mixed the album himself to allow for a unique workflow where the lines could blur between composition, arrangement, and post-production. The main tracking sessions were engineered by Matthew Manifould and the album was mastered by Reuben Ghose. Atlas was released worldwide on Friday, January 20th, 2023.


Constellations Dehyah; Atlas; Wild Angels; From Sunshine; Campfire Ghosts; What's Left of the World; The First Mourning; Redemption; Commitment.


Additional Personnel

Peter Holbrook: piano (8); Matt McCormack: electric bass (4, 10); Mark Kelso: drums (9); Matt Dicker: drums (4); James Griffith: alto saxophone (5); Steve Carson: tenor saxophone (5).


  • Atlas by Dan McClenaghan

Date featured

January 29, 2023

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