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Matt Ridley

Since graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2005, Matt has established himself as one of the most versatile, creative and hard-working bass players on the UK jazz scene. Known for his imaginative soloing, solid time keeping and great sound, he is in demand for both straight-ahead and modern jazz. He has performed worldwide and at many of London’s most prestigious venues such as the Purcell Room, the Cadogan Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, Dean Street Pizza Express Jazz Club, King’s Place, the Barbican main stage, and the O2 Arena. He is a regular at the Swanage, Marlborough and Scarborough jazz festivals, and continues to perform at others both at home and abroad. Long time collaborators include Darius Brubeck, with whom he has recorded 3 albums, most recently with Dave O’Higgins on sax

Mettã

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Music To Drive Home To; Lachrymose; Mental Cases; Strange Meeting; The Labyrinth; Mettã; Ebb & Flow.

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Matt Ridley: Mettã

Read "Mettã" reviewed by Roger Farbey

A graduate of London's Trinity College of Music, this is in-demand bassist Matt Ridley's second album as leader. On “Music To Drive Home To" Jason Yarde plays a repeated plangent melody on soprano saxophone followed by John Turville elegantly soloing on piano. As its name implies “Lachrymose" is something of a tear-jerking exercise with Yarde squeezing ...

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Theme and Variations

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Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2013
Duration: 06:34

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Thymos

Featuring the music of Matt Ridley
Duration: 3:29

Thymos is the ambitious debut album from double bassist and composer Matt Ridley, an album that blurs the line between genres, fusing the modal and rhythmic elements of Middle-Eastern music with the harmonic complexities of jazz.
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All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Whirlwind Recordings “Matt Ridley - Thymos“ download giveaway contest starting today. We'll select TEN winners at the conclusion of the contest on May 5th. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of Matt Ridley at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!

Take Five With Matt Ridley

Read "Take Five With Matt Ridley" reviewed by Matt Ridley

Meet Matt Ridley: I graduated from Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, London in 2005 and have been a full time bassist since then. Music has taken me all around the world and I've been very privileged to perform regularly with some of the finest jazz musicians in UK like Jason Yarde, John Turville, and ...

Thymos

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2013


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