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Matt Panayides

Matt Panayides is an exploratory jazz guitarist. Born in Cincinnati and raised in Indianapolis, he has been leading his own groups in New York for more than 10 years. He has performed in many well-known NYC clubs such as Birdland, Smalls, Smoke, Cleopatra’s Needle, Shrine, Fat Baby, Sidewalk Café, The Underground Lounge, The American Legion and Detour. His compositions consist of sophisticated harmonies and compound rhythms which meld together into a picture which feels both unforced and fresh. His compelling melodies remain singable and uncomplicated. These songs offer a distinctive foundation upon which musicians can improvise. Mr

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Hyeseon Hong: EE-YA-GI (Stories)

Read "EE-YA-GI (Stories)" reviewed by Troy Dostert

With her rich, engaging debut release, EE-YA-GI (Stories), composer Hyeseon Hong brings her own unique approach to contemporary jazz. Using a first-rate large ensemble to showcase her compositions, she takes traditional folk forms, particularly from her native Korea, and develops them with modern big-band jazz voicings. The result is an eminently listenable and enjoyable recording, one ...

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Hyeseon Hong Jazz Orchestra: EE-YA-GI (Stories)

Read "EE-YA-GI (Stories)" reviewed by Jack Bowers

What a delightful surprise. Korean-born composer / arranger HyeSeon Hong, a graduate of NYU who now lives in New Jersey, enfolds the best of two worlds --east and west --on her superlative debut album, EE-YA-GI (Stories), introducing Hong's eighteen-piece Jazz Orchestra and some heavy-hitting soloists including trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and tenor saxophonist Rich Perry.

Conduits

Label: Pacific Coast Jazz
Released: 2015
Track listing: Notes from the Anechoic Chamber; The Past Is Obdurate; Heny’s Tune; Awaken; Shades of Greens; Gravity and Walt; Watcher; Of the Winter Light.

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Matt Panayides: Conduits

Read "Conduits" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Conduits, Matt Panayides' second album as a leader, pairs his resilient guitar on the front line with the reliable tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, ably supported by bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Mark Ferber. In spite of its esoteric name, the album is unshakably bright and accessible, with everyone abiding by Panayides' muse and playing their roles ...

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Guitarist Matt Panayides - "Conduits" CD Release Concert - Feb. 19 - Spectrum (NYC)

Guitarist Matt Panayides - "Conduits" CD Release Concert - Feb. 19 - Spectrum (NYC)

Date: February 19 at 7pm Place: Spectrum 121 Ludlow St. New York, NYC Admission: $15 / $10 students Phone: 212-528-1656 Conduits is guitarist Matt Panayides' second album as a leader. The album (on the Pacific Coast Jazz label) was recorded live at Bunker Studios in June of 2013 ...

Guitarist Matt Panayides Releasing 2nd Album With Rich Perry

Guitarist Matt Panayides Releasing 2nd Album With Rich Perry

Celebrated NYC Jazz Guitarist Launches Second Studio Album on Kickstarter New York—Jazz musician and composer Matt Panayides announces the launch of his group’s second album which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. “I’m excited about this release because the band has had an opportunity to perform this music live and is excited to channel that energy ...

Tapestries of Song

Label: Pacific Coast Jazz
Released: 2011
Track listing: 01. Seoul Soul; 02. Out of My Hands; 03. Why Bail Them Out?; 04. Different Place; 05. Amalgamation; 06. Freedom's Illusion; 07. Sketch; 08. Walking Across a Bride (with no money).

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Matt Panayides: Tapestries of Song

Read "Tapestries of Song" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Matt Panayides è un chitarrista americano nato a Cincinnati e cresciuto a Indianapolis, abbastanza al di fuori dei giri che contano nel jazz statunitense. Ciò non di meno con questo Tapestries of Song si presenta in maniera autorevole alla testa di un quartetto che mette in campo professionisti ben noti come il saxofonista Rich Perry (membro ...

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Matt Panayides: Tapestries of Song

Read "Tapestries of Song" reviewed by Jack Huntley

In the era of frenetic fretboard technique, the art of developing a patient groove sometimes seems lost in the shuffle, but Matt Panyides skillfully cultivates that very asset on Tapestries of Song. This is not to suggest that Panyides' music lacks for technical aptitude, as his guitar playing displays nothing but virtuosity. Specifically, Panyides' playing has ...


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