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Matt Clark - Piano

Matt, a major fixture in the San Francisco jazz scene, studied. at Oberlin Conservatory, then moved to the Bay Area becoming an in-demand rhythm section player. He has played with Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Shelby, and Joshua Redman among others.


Album Review

Bill Ortiz: Points of View

Read "Points of View" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Long associated with Carlos Santana, with whom he had a 16-year stint, trumpeter Bill Ortiz steps into the spotlight here with an auspicious and highly entertaining session. Ten selections showcase Ortiz who is supported by some of the Bay area's best. The order of the day is energy, excitement, and an overall superb show. “Sunburst," an Eddie Henderson tune, launches things with a pulsing piano, driving bass, textured rhythms and Ortiz wailing, first using a Harmon mute ...

Album Review

Mike Clark & Michael Zilber: Mike Drop

Read "Mike Drop" reviewed by Paul Rauch

A first encounter with saxophonist Michael Zilber in a live setting leaves a very large impression. Enshrouding the marvelous facility and deeply melodic approach to improvisation is “the sound" which allows the listener to receive the music in a soulful way. When that sound and imagination are driven by the post-bop mastery of drummer Mike Clark, illuminating things can and will take place.Celebrating a ten-year friendship, Zilber and Clark laid down this session in Oakland in 2018 for ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Points of View

Left Angle Productions


Mike Drop

Sunnyside Records


Jazz Noir

Papillon/Blueport Jazz


Spiritu Sancto

Papillon Recordings


Take Me Out To The Ballgame

From: Spiritu Sancto
By Matt Clark - Piano

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