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Matthew Steckler

Matthew Steckler, aka Matty Stecks, performs and composes in several musical settings internationally. Since Fall 2017, he is on the faculty in Jazz & Contemporary Popular Music at the renowned Brandon University School of Music in Canada. Primarily a saxophonist/woodwind specialist, he also performs on vocals, keyboards, percussion and electronic media, bringing a dynamic, holistic approach to the live musical experience. His Musical Tramps project on Ropeadope Records features Canada’s Keith Price, Eric Platz, Matt Kozicki and special guests, and is a research-based exploration in jazz, popular, film and electroacoustic music idioms. As a composer and bandleader, Matthew has been recognized for his seminal work with the projects Dead Cat Bounce and Persiflage (Innova and Cuneiform labels), which made Best CD lists in Downbeat & Jazz Times, and earned commissions from Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer and American Composers Forum

Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps - Long Time Ago Rumble

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2020
Track listing: LTAR I: Invocation; Siddhartha; LTAR II: The Gathering; MB Blues; LTAR III: Good & Evil; Modern Preternatural Rumble; LTAR IV: Pugilism; Heads or Tails; LTAR V: Ritualism; Begging the Beguine; Musical Tramps (2019); LTAR VI: Phases; Wish; LTAR VII: Antiquity (Peace); The Sloth; LTAR VIII: Counter Culture; Feel My Way Forward; Shape of Rumbles to Come; LTAR IX: Isolation; Somersault of the Earth

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Heads or Tails

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Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2020
Duration: 05:57

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra: Suite 150 / A Big Band Portrait

Read "Suite 150 / A Big Band Portrait" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To commemorate Canada's one hundred-fiftieth anniversary in 2017, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra commissioned eleven of the country's foremost jazz composers to write music “reflecting some aspect of Canada or being Canadian." The resulting Suite 150 was performed for appreciative audiences and recorded for posterity in November 2017 and March 2018 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Chance Episodes

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Food Blogger; 02. Tourvan Confessin'; 03. Far from the Matty Crowd; 04. Salon Sound Journal; 05. Bio Dyno Man; 06. Silent Movie, Russia 1995; 07. Watkins Glen; 08. Salvation & Doubt; 09. Township Jive Revisited; 10. Madame Bonsilene; 11. Living the Dream. Tutte le composizioni sono di Matt Steckler.

Chance Episodes - Dead Cat Bounce

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: 1. Food Blogger 06:52 2. Tourvan Confessin' 06:07 3. Far From The Matty Crowd 08:41 4. Salon Sound Journal 06:31 5. Bio Dyno Man 07:42 6. Silent Movie, Russia 1995 07:55 7. Watkins Glen 04:08 8. Salvation & Doubt 06:06 9. Township Jive Revisited 06:08 10. Madame Bonsilene 03:17 11. Living The Dream 08:10

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matt Steckler: Persiflage

Read "Persiflage" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Matt Steckler is a young saxophonist, flautist, and composer with an edgy saxophone style. Judging from this recording, he's got some provocative ideas. However, he still seems to be developing his craft and his approach. Not to imply that Steckler lacks something technically--rather, to this reviewer he seems unformed, as if he's not certain of his ...

Persiflage

Label: Innova Recordings
Released: 2005
Track listing: March Nor'easter; Hitting The Windshield; Persiflage; Episodio Pa' Osmany; Ring On Delhi; Turbulent Life Seekers; Spitfire; Mallard Call In The Cain Fields; Unknown Rebel; Country Rake Fight.

Home Speaks to the Wandering - Dead Cat Bounce

Label: Innova Recordings
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1 Hiram Hinckler's Shrunken Heads 6:40 2 SOS Ankara 5:54 3 Hepcat Revival 5:21 4 Myopia Hunt Club 4:28 5 Hear My Flow 7:56 6 Cats: Is It Fish Or Finite? 7:15 7 Dis You, Dear 5:32 8 Angelic & Podlike 6:45 9 I Once Was Vaccinated With A Photograph Needle 4:11 10 Department Of Homeland Strategery 7:13

Legends of the Nar - Dead Cat Bounce

Label: Chonsky
Released: 2001
Track listing: 1 Groovsiewhatsie? 6:15 2 Dead Cat Catillion 7:31 3 Minnie's Lonesome 8:23 4 Meltwater 4:01 5 Gone Awry 3:13 6 Ilha Das Gaivotas 6:52 7 Little Overture 1:30 8 Romulus & Remus 6:35 9 Adzes On The Atolls 6:01 10 Disappearing 5:35 11 Bélafrican 7:05


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