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Matt Mitchell: Fiction

Read "Fiction" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Chi abbia avuto modo di verificare, anche dal vivo oltre che su disco, le doti di Matt Mitchell (nel quintetto di Dave Douglas o soprattutto negli Snakeoil di Tim Berne) sa bene con quale intelligenza e originalità il pianista collabori nella costruzione delle architetture musicali in cui è coinvolto.
Per questo suo lavoro d'esordio ...

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Matt Mitchell: Fiction

Read "Fiction" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer Ches Smith align for a rather remarkable program as Fiction offers additional credence to the respective artist's increased stature in the progressive jazz community and A-list session status. Among their extensive resumes of group affiliations, the instrumentalists are members of saxophonist Tim Berne's Snake Oil group.

Mitchell originally composed ...

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Matt Mitchell: Fiction

Read "Fiction" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Pianist Matt Mitchell's debut solo recording, Fiction, is actually a duo recording. And while it is a performance of fifteen compositions, the music was originally conceived of as etudes, or short pieces--exercises to improve the pianist's ability to incorporate improvisation into composed music.

Mitchell is quite the in-demand sideman. He can be heard in Tim ...