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Matt Holman: The Tenth Muse

Read "The Tenth Muse" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline


New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found inspiration scouring the annals of history, extracting celebrated relics potent and stimulating enough to constitute the groundwork of his sophomore follow-up--2,500- year-old-plus relics to be precise. “What kind ...

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Matt Holman's Diversion Ensemble: When Flooded

Read "When Flooded" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Brooklyn-based trumpeter Matt Holman has been putting his horn to good use as a sideman with A-listers, like pianist Fred Hersch and vocalist Kate McGarry, and up-and-coming large ensembles, like Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra, but he's finally stepping up to the plate as a leader. When Flooded is Holman's headlining debut and it serves as a showcase for his focused horn playing and finely wrought creations. It has been proven ...


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