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Matthew Von Doran

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After 20 years of gradually building his rep as a reliable and versatile sideman on the Orange County, California circuit, guitarist Matthew Von Doran is finally stepping out as a leader in his own right with In This Present Moment. Produced by Jimmy Haslip, bassist with the internationally renowned Yellowjackets, this debut outing from Von Doran finds the guitarist surrounded by a cast of jazz heavyweights including saxophonists Bob Mintzer and Bob Sheppard, drummers Peter Erskine, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gary Novak and Marcus Baylor, B-3 organist Larry Goldings, bassists James Genus and Haslip himself. An impressive showcase that highlights Von Doran's warm, inviting tone and accomplished six-string work in a variety of settings, In This Present Moment is a fitting introduction to this new face on the post-Metheny/post- Scofield guitar landscape. "The record has a nice eclectic mix but it's not too all over the map," says Von Doran in addressing his own eclectic nature as a guitarist

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In This Present Moment

Label: Thirsty Ear
Released: 2004
Track listing: Balance; Critical Mass; Swang; Measure Once; Z; Trick; Vanity Strikes; Cable; Ex Nihilo; Somewhere Before

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Matthew Von Doran: In This Present Moment

Read "In This Present Moment" reviewed by John Kelman


While not exactly a new name on the music scene, guitarist Matthew Von Doran is relatively new to the jazz scene. With a career in pop that dates back to 1980, he had the opportunity to hone his jazz chops during a sixteen-year stint with the Don Miller Big Band, known primarily as the house band ...


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