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Matt Mitchell


Matt Mitchell is a pianist and composer interested in the intersections of various strains of acoustic, electric, composed, and improvised new music. He currently composes for and leads several ensembles featuring many of the current foremost musicians and improvisers, including Tim Berne, Kim Cass, Kate Gentile, Ben Gerstein, Jon Irabagon, Travis Laplante, Ava Mendoza, Miles Okazaki, Ches Smith, Chris Speed, Tyshawn Sorey, Chris Tordini, Anna Webber, Dan Weiss. He is an anchor member of several significant creative music ensembles which integrate composed and improvised music, including Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, the Dave Douglas Quintet, John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, Dan Weiss’s Starebaby, Jonathan Finlayson’s Sicilian Defense, Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse, Kate Gentile’s Mannequins, Mario Pavone’s Blue Dialect Trio, Anna Webber’s Simple Trio, Ches Smith’s We All Break, the Dave King Trio, and Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux



Label: Pi Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: In Some Far Off Place; Years in Space; I’ll Build a World; And Wait For You.


Boiling Point

Label: Astral Spirits
Released: 2022
Track listing: Boiling Point; Parksville; Shibuya; Cali-lacs; Koen Dori; All Caps.


Article: Multiple Reviews

Six of the Best

Read "Six of the Best" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Here are some thoughts on six recent quality jazz releases of varying types. Malcolm Earle Smith Vocal Intent Self Produced 2022 British musician Malcom Earle Smith is a trombonist by trade but on this album, he confines himself to vocals with pleasing results. His light, swinging voice ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

An Eclectic Selection Of New Releases

Read "An Eclectic Selection Of New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this week's show a host of new releases from Caleb Wheeler Curtis, Chris Torkewitz, Hendrik Meurkins & The WDR Big Band, The Relay, Kate Wyatt, Alessandro Sgobbio, Robert Lee and Pablo Moser. There are also two brand new albums from Gordon Grdina, the reissue of a 20 year live recording from Peter Brötzmann, Milford Graves, ...


Article: Album Review

Miles Okazaki: Thisness

Read "Thisness" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A guitarist as freakishly talented as Miles Okazaki demands a listener's full attention. This is the case whether one is parsing his fiendishly complex compositions, or beholding his astonishing technique, or simply taking in all the shifting meters and grooves that permeate his music. From the remarkably ambitious Work (Volumes 1-6), his self-released solo document in ...


Article: Live Review

Big Ears Festival 2022

Read "Big Ears Festival 2022" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN March 24-27, 2022 The Big Ears Festival found ways to continue virtually during the pandemic—most notably by sponsoring the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival—but there is no substitute for the big glorious eclectic event that is the in-person festival. Past festivals have usually opened with a big kickoff ...


Article: Album Review

Gordon Grdina: Oddly Enough: The Music Of Tim Berne

Read "Oddly Enough: The Music Of Tim Berne" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Tim Berne farms out some of his music—oddly, since, considering his work with his groups Blood Count, Big Satan and Snakeoil, etc., his original compositions could be considered some of the least coverable sounds out there. The typical Tim Berne album growls and howls, careens around ninety degree turns, caterwauls and fires sonic laser beams ...


Song of the Day


Label: Biophilia Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 3:23



Label: Out Of Your Head Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Increminced; Purdy; Julius; The Rose Charade; Seemly.


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