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Matt Piet

Matt Piet is an improvising pianist and composer based in Chicago, IL. He is co-leader of the trio Four Letter Words and the "Piet" of the trio Rempis/Piet/Daisy. After his studies in straight-ahead jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, Piet shifted gears and began playing mostly improvised music. An active participant in Chicago's vibrant jazz and improvised music scene, Piet has recorded in trio, duo, and solo contexts, which can all be found via his website:


Label: Amalgam Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: only a phase; alt man; swipe left; hands of time; a(whole)nother thing; fluster-cuck; 750 ml; held hostage; danse macabre; insensed; to elijah; say on; the power and the freedom; memento mori; plod on as one.


Four Letter Words: Pinch Point

Read "Pinch Point" reviewed by Mark Corroto

What is the difference between unbalanced and off balance? Very little, if you listen to Four Letter Words' Pinch Point, the trio's third release, after Blow (Amalgam, 2015) and Radio Silence (Amalgam, 2015). Unbalanced can mean both “disturbed" and “demented." Certainly the seven improvisations presented here can be a bit disturbing, meaning the music seeks no ...

Throw Tomatoes

Label: Astral Spirits
Released: 2018
Track listing: To Play Is The Thing; The Thousand Natural Shocks.


Released: 2018
Track listing: From: Live At Constellation Improvisation One Improvisation Two Improvisation Three From: at the Hungry Brain A Tad Forward Aluminum Ally Trialogue Assembly Required Shan't Be Gone Long From: Live at Elastic Arts I IIa IIb Iic

Rummage Out

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Lost & Found; The Last Place You Look.


Matt Piet & His Disorganization: Rummage Out

Read "Rummage Out" reviewed by John Sharpe

Perhaps it was pianist Matt Piet's appearances with esteemed reedman Dave Rempis on the co-operative Hit The Ground Running (Aerophonic, 2016) which first started to garner him attention, but he is certainly beginning to gain a reputation in his own right, a trend which can only be furthered by the release of Rummage Out. Piet set ...


Edgefest 2018: The Chicago Connection

Read "Edgefest 2018: The Chicago Connection" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Edgefest Ann Arbor, MI October 17-20, 2018 This year, Ann Arbor, Michigan's Edgefest Festival turned to Chicago for inspiration. An astonishing array of talented musicians, most with roots in Chicago's storied past or its vibrant present, made appearances at the Kerrytown Concert House for four days of exceptional music that could generally ...


From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen

Read "From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonistically speaking... this episode has an abundance of fine saxophonists lurking throughout, from Glen Hall (with Gil Evans in Gil's last project) to Frenchman Denis Guivarc'h with Hubert Dupont to Jake Wark with Chicago pianist Matt Piet. You want more? David Liebman in No Fast Food, the late Dewey Redman, Matt Nelson with Brandon Lopez, Brad ...


Matt Piet & His Disorganization: Rummage Out

Read "Rummage Out" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Appena ventottenne ma già con un numero considerevole di incisioni a suo nome (o cofirmate), il pianista chicagoano Matt Piet dirige in questo bell'album un quartetto bassless che si sbizzarrisce in due soli ampi brani totalmente improvvisati (live al Constellation il 26 maggio 2017). L'avvio è magro e cameristico, col clima che si ...


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