Mitchell, Matt - Vista Accumulation 2 x CDs

SKU 28-PIRC62.2
Matt Mitchell: piano
Chris Speed: tenor saxophone, clarinet
Chris Tordini: bass
Dan Weiss: drums

"Matt Mitchell is one of the most in-demand pianists in jazz. As a member of Tim Berne's Snakeoil, the Dave Douglas Quintet, Rudresh Mahanthappa s Bird Calls, John Hollenbeck s Large Ensemble and Claudia Quintet +1, among many others, he has played an integral role on a huge swath of the most critically-acclaimed releases of the last few years. Highly regarded for bringing contemporary classical music influences to his playing, his debut as a leader: Fiction, a duo with drummer Ches Smith, was described as '...huge quantities of brain candy, akin to a shot of adrenaline that will keep the willing listener on the edge of his or her seat' by All About Jazz.

His new release Vista Accumulation, featuring his quartet of Chris Speed on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums, is a much more conscious effort to connect to the jazz tradition while continuing to expand on compositional and improvisational possibilities. Utilizing longer forms and etched with melodicism and emotion, The New York Times calls the music '...a bold signature for [Mitchell] as a composer and bandleader, one rooted in avant-garde traditions that encompass not only improvising pianists like Andrew Hill and Keith Jarrett but also classical modernists like Anton Webern and Charles Ives.'"
  • LabelPi Recordings
  • UPC808713006223
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