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Matt Mayhall

Matt Mayhall is a percussionist, composer, session musician and educator. On his newest album Fanatics (self-released), he leads a trio with Jeff Parker on guitar and Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet. Stereogum hailed it as one of the best jazz releases of February 2020, calling it “a trio date on which the tunes are simple platforms for extended, bluesy soloing… in a way that recalls Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic theories, while still managing to stay rooted to the ground.” The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Mayhall’s frequent collaborator and GRAMMY-winning producer Paul Bryan. Mayhall’s debut album Tropes (Skirl Records, 2016), also a Paul Bryan production, featured Parker, Speed, Jeff Babko on keyboards, and Bryan on electric bass

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Matt Mayhall, Binker & Moses, Cristina Zavalloni, Delvon Lamarr & New Releases

Read "Matt Mayhall, Binker & Moses, Cristina Zavalloni, Delvon Lamarr & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The irresistible grooves of Delvon Lamarr and The Meters open another celebration of great new releases and reissues, through which we look into the relationship between jazz and hip-hop, art songs, and some good old fusion. Happy listening. Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Delvon ...

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Tropes

Label: Skirl Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: On the Ceiling; Dum Dum; Removed; A Pact of Forgetting/Maybe Younger; Picture Day; A&A; Includer/Myopic.

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Matt Mayhall: Tropes

Read "Tropes" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Tropes. Una meravigliosa avventura sonora. Nonché album di debutto del batterista, multistrumentista e compositore losangelino Matt Mayhall. Nome forse ai più sconosciuto ma con un lasciapassare che parla da solo, batterista nelle ultime sedute di registrazione di Charlie Haden! Anche se l'esperienza che marca decisamente la formazione musicale è quella negli Spain gruppo che miscela rock, ...

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Gavin Templeton: In Series

Read "In Series" reviewed by Luigi Sforza


Tenerezza e vigore, delicatezza e fermezza sostanziano la natura di In Series. Affrontando sistematicamente l'ascolto dell'album del sassofonista Gavin Templeton affiorano episodi autenticamente ispirati che, pur non prescindendo dai consolidati precetti che normano il jazz moderno, consegnano al fruitore momenti di indubbia raffinatezza musicale. “Karina," ad esempio, ha la sinuosità intrigante di una ballad tradizionale; ...


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