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Matt Jorgensen + 451: Another Morning

Read "Another Morning" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Matt Jorgensen + 451 has created a distinctive music, a free flying jazz sound with a 1960s rock sensibility, bursting with enormous chops. It's a mix of Ryan Burns' often out there, Jimi Hendix-ian keyboard work (wailing on Fender Rhodes, organ and Moog ), Mark Tayor's bite-of-lime saxophone tang, Jorgensen's multi-layered percussion complexities and Phil Sparks' ...

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Matt Jorgensen + 451: Hope

Read "Hope" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Do they still give out Grammy Awards for best cover art? If so, here's a nominee: a peaceful retriever in repose, chin on the floor, captured in a sanguine tone on Matt Jorgensen + 451's Hope.

A great cover, of course, does not a successful CD make. It's the music.

The music ...

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Matt Jorgensen + 451: Quiet Silence

Read "Quiet Silence" reviewed by Dave Nathan

This is drummer Matt Jorgensen's second album for Seattle's Origin label - - the first The Road Begins Here was released last year. Again working in a quintet format, with Phil Sparks and Marc Seales as holdovers from the initial outing, Jorgensen addresses a set of original compositions along with a mixed set of works running ...