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Matt Lavelle

Matt Lavelle is a trumpet, flugelhorn, bass and alto clarinet player, and composer based in New York City. He began his music career with Hildred Humphries, a swing era veteran who played with Count Basie and Billie Holiday. He has played in ensembles led by Sabir Mateen since 2002. In 2005, Lavelle began study with Ornette Coleman. Lavelle was a member of the Bern Nix quartet from 2010-2017. Lavelle recorded with Giuseppi Logan in 2010. In 2011 Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra. Lavelle records for Unseen Rain and has just released a record on the legendary ESP record label, a duo with Reggie Sylvester called Retrograde.

Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.

Lavelle published his first book, New York City Subway Drama and Beyond, in 2011

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses: Solidarity

Read "Solidarity" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Nato a Paterson, New Jersey, nel 1970, un passato accanto a William Parker e a quell'autentico reincarnato che fu qualche anno fa Giuseppi Logan, Matt Lavelle dirige in questo apprezzabile lavoro, inciso nel novembre 2014, un ensemble di sedici elementi che denota, in prima battuta, un approccio vagamente mingusiano (tutti di Lavelle i temi), con avvio ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Guido Michelone - 60 Jazzisti

Read "Guido Michelone - 60 Jazzisti" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

60 Jazzisti
Guido Michelone
pag.303
ISBN: 978-88-488-1574-1
Edizioni Lampi di Stampa
2014
Euro 21,00.

“Questi 60 non sono i jazzisti che più amo, né quelli che conosco meglio -scrive l'autore nell'introduzione- ma quelli di cui negli ultimi anni mi si è chiesto di scrivere, su differenti riviste, ...

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Charles Gayle Trio - Streets (2012)

Charles Gayle Trio - Streets (2012)

Like Giuseppi Logan, tenor saxophonist Charles Gayle was in the thick of it during the free jazz revolution taking place in New York during the 1960s. Also like Logan, Gayle's choice of profession forced a meager existence on him that eventually led him drop out nearly completely out of sight by the end of that decade. ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Matt Lavelle: New York City Subway Drama, and Beyond

Read "Matt Lavelle: New York City Subway Drama, and Beyond" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

New York City Subway Drama, and Beyond

Matt Lavelle

Softcover; 196 pages

ISBN: 9781462044412

iUniverse

2011

Jazz autobiographies are a genre all their own, running the gamut from the no-holds-barred disclosures of trumpeter Miles Davis, to the cautious reflections of pianist Paul Bley, to the mystical insights of bassist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Lavelle: Goodbye New York, Hello World

Read "Goodbye New York, Hello World" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Multi-instrumentalist Matt Lavelle's CD is entitled Goodbye New York, Hello World--and he means it. Since 1999, Lavelle has been a vital part of the New York City avant-garde jazz scene: in addition to electrifying live performances and impressive CD releases, he has also been a thoughtful commentator on the music world, including blogs, Facebook posts, and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 1: January 7, 2011

Read "Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 1: January 7, 2011" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Day 1 | Day 2

Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 7-8, 2011

What with the snow, the lines, the standing-room-only crowds, New York City's Winter Jazzfest can be a hectic, hectoring hell of force-feeding, a speed-read tasting menu of mad musical difference, as hard to digest in the instant ...

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The Sound of Hulu Static and Salad

The Sound of Hulu Static and Salad

For over 15 years Peter Dragotta's most innovative music has been branded under the name pharmacopia. During the last three years between two side experiments producing a whole album on a mobile app (Pornhub Remixes 1+2) and a follow up album playing mobile apps of grooveboxes and instruments on multiple iPhones and a iPad (Mobile Music ...

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Giuseppi Logan Quintet at The Stone (NYC) on August 15th

Giuseppi Logan Quintet at The Stone (NYC) on August 15th

"A fantastic return to form for Giuseppi Logan—a contemporary record, but one that grabs us with just as much force as his famous 60s album for ESP!"—Dustygroove.com "An astonishing comeback record"—All Music Guide (4 stars) Legendary saxophonist Giuseppi Logan will perform with his Quintet at the Stone in NYC on Sunday August 15th, 10pm. The master musician, who just ...

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Giuseppi Logan to Play 1st Annual Albert Ayler Festival

Giuseppi Logan to Play 1st Annual Albert Ayler Festival

Legendary saxophonist Giuseppi Logan will perform at the 1st Annual Albert Ayler Festival, July 10th 2-10pm Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island. FREE. Logan, who knew ESP labelmate Ayler in the 60's, has released his first album in 45 years, The Giuseppi Logan Quintet, featuring Dave Burrell, Francois Grillot, Warren Smith and Matt Lavelle. "With Giuseppi, it's always fresh. He's ...