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Interview

Matt Penman: Down on James Farm

Read "Matt Penman: Down on James Farm" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Matt Penman and his bass have inhabited a variety of musical places and spaces in recent years, all of them on a very high level. That speaks to his abilities on his instrument, and his adaptability to diverse situations. He of the fluid hands, rich sound and steady, melodic pulse always comes through. That's why he's performed with Joshua Redman's Double Quartet and the SFJAZZ Collective. He's also elevated the musical projects of Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel and ...

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Album Review

Matt Penman: The Unquiet

Read "The Unquiet" reviewed by Phil DiPietro


Either Matt Penman wrote his own bio or paid a comedian friend (who knows a thing or two about the jazz world) to write it for him. It contains the following gems that lend humorous light to the how and why he eventually grew up to be a beautifully introspective, reflective composer, to wit: “The introduction by an insistent school teacher of Jazz music into the mix was of course life-altering, as now there was a legitimate reason to not ...


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