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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 ...

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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Matt Garrison Jumps up the JazzWeek Chart To #13

Matt Garrison Jumps up the JazzWeek Chart To #13

Source: Kari-On Productions

Garrison's debut CD Familiar places is quickly winning over listener's at jazz radio. Charting on 3 of the national jazz radio charts, Jazzweek, CMJ & RMR, Garrison this weeks lands at #13 on the Jazzweek jazz radio chart. A great way to kick off the month of September.We took some time out to get into the mind of this wonderfully talented player and got the opportunity to have him describe his latest release in his own words. When I was ...



Guitarist Alex Machacek, Bassist Matt Garrison and Drummer Jeff Sipe Interviewed at AAJ

Guitarist Alex Machacek, Bassist Matt Garrison and Drummer Jeff Sipe Interviewed at AAJ

Source: All About Jazz

Alex Machacek, Matt Garrison and Jeff Sipe have been responsible for some of the greatest moments in electric jazz since the turn of the new millennium.

So too, has Abstract Logix, the brainchild of Souvik Dutta, changed the landscape for this music since 2005, growing from a mere storefront into label and clearinghouse, to the point that the name is now synonymous with what fusion has become. With the release of the Machacek/Sipe/Garrison collaboration, Improvision (2007), comes another transformation; Dutta ...


Video / DVD

Matt Garrison Announces Live Performance /DVD Shoot

Matt Garrison Announces Live Performance /DVD Shoot

Source: All About Jazz

Featuring an all-star jazz and fusion line-up of: MATTHEW GARRISON (electric bass), ARTO TUNCBOYACIAN (percussion, vocals), GENE LAKE (drums), JIM BEARD (keyboards), ADAM ROGERS (guitar), SCOTT KINSEY (keyboards), JOJO MAYER (drums)

In conjunction, this is a rare opportunity to participate in the project as a member of a live studio audience. TIME: SUNDAY DECEMBER 7 2003 @ 5 pm Doors open @4:30 pm



Music Industry

Bassist Matt Garrison announces April residency at New York's IZZY Bar

Bassist Matt Garrison announces  April residency at New York's IZZY Bar

Source: All About Jazz

Electric bassist Matt Garrison is pleased to announce his April residency at the Thursday night spot at New York City hotspot the Izzy Bar. Put another way, Matt and crew will be playing every Thursday in April!

That's April 5, 12, 19, 26 11pm-1am

There is also a gig on April 21st in an earlier timeslot, 9-10:30

Matt intends to compile the best of the recordings from these gigs for release as his second solo CD!

The izzy is located ...

Matt Gruebner
bass, electric


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Self Produced



Self Produced


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