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Matt Turner

Matt Turner is widely regarded as one of the world's leading improvising cellists. Equally skilled as a pianist, Turner performs in a myriad of styles and has shared the stage in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia with Cape Breton fiddle sensation Natalie MacMaster, avant-garde musicians Marilyn Crispell, Peter Kowald, Guillermo Gregorio, Scott Fields, and John Butcher, as well as country musician Wanda Vick, singer-songwriter LJ Booth, and jazz musician Bobby McFerrin to name a few. He appears on over 100 recordings on Sketch/Harmonia Mundi, Illusions, Music and Arts, Accurate, Polyvinyl, Cadence Jazz and others, recording with jazz violinist Randy Sabien, goth vocalist/pianist Jo Gabriel, singer/songwriters Mark Croft and Tret Fure, punk artist Kyle Fischer, Kitty Brazelton's chamber rockestra Dadadah, alt- country band Heller Mason, and with the Pointless Orchestra. Turner completed his undergraduate studies at Lawrence University and his Master of Music degree in Third Stream Studies (now the Contemporary Improvisation program) at the New Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Dave Holland, Geri Allen and Joe Maneri, and where he was the recipient of a Distinction in Perfomance Award. As a leader, Turner's recordings appear on Illusions, Stellar, O.O

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To the Moon

Label: Ayler Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: 1. Moonfleck; 2. Black Butterflies; 3. A Pale Washerwoman; 4. Knitting Needles; 5. Moondrunk; 6. Crosses; 7. Gallows Song; 8. Old Pantomimes; 9. To Colombine; 10. Prayer. Tutti i brani sono a firma congiunta.

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Jean-Marc Foltz - Matt Turner - Bill Carrothers: To the Moon

Read "To the Moon" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Ecco una musica singolare: pur essendo totalmente improvvisata sembra invece del tutto scritta, rivelando una qualità sonora e un impianto strutturale che potrebbero rientrare nella linea estetica della ECM New Series. Il trio è paritario, ma l'animatore è Foltz, che nelle note di copertina rivela di essersi personalmente ispirato al testo del Pierrot Lunaire di Albert ...

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Dada Ear Ink

Label: Fever Pitch Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Realization, Lunaria, Requiem, Naked Nervule Tornado, Blue Smoke, Revolver, Voice in the Grass, Tone Color Junkie, Three Pinwheels, Hillbilly Heroin, Xylo

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Patina

Label: Fever Pitch Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Scraps; VjT; Mx c2L; Grain; Zkronque; Buoyant; Sus; Palimpsest; LF2 / p; Shro; Drez; Space Cathedral; Q; Drawn and Quartered

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Matt Turner: Patina

Read "Patina" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Patina is the first of a pair (to date) of recordings by cellist Matt Turner that stretch the boundaries of jazz, or perhaps better, blur the lines between music, sound, and noise, making use of technology in this case. Whereas Dada Ear Ink made it clear that all sounds heard came from the ...

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Matt Turner: Dada Ear Ink

Read "Dada Ear Ink" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but in the case of Dada Ear Ink, a piano is not merely a piano. The liner proclaims loudly, NO effects, reverb, or editing used on this recording, and from the start it is clear that at least part of the conceit is for the listener to try to ...

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Patina

Label: Fever Pitch Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Scraps; VjT; Mx c2L; Grain; Zkronque; Buoyant; Sus; Palimpsest; LF2 / p; Shro; Drez; Space Cathedral; Q; Drawn and Quartered.

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Outside In

Label: Stellar Sound
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1. I Fall In Love Too Easily; 2. Solar; 3. Rabid Poultry; 4. Mourning; 5. Roundtrip; 6. Darn That Dream; 7. I Want Jesus to Walk With Me; 8. Beautiful Love; 9. Forbidden Forest; 10. Ground Zero; 11. Blue In Green

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Matt Turner: Patina

Read "Patina" reviewed by AAJ Staff


No one will ever accuse cellist Matt Turner of being predictable. His work in a variety of situations (on cello, piano, and voice) has a restless quality that renders it ephemeral and elusive. Both of his solo records have been very adventurous in approach. Last year's fine Outside In (with pianist John Harmon) represented an high ...


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