Matt Mitchell plays Tim Berne (CD Review)

Matt Mitchell FØRAGE Screwgun Records   In recent years, saxophonist and composer Tim Berne has frequently collaborated with pianist Matt Mitchell, most notably in Snakeoil, a quartet in which the two are joined by clarinetist Oscar Noriega and percussionist Ches Smith. Thus, Mitchell approaches Berne’s music from a unique and intimate vantage point, one idealContinue reading “Matt Mitchell plays Tim Berne (CD Review)”

Matt Mitchell – Fiction

File Under Best of 2013 Matt Mitchell Fiction Matt Mitchell, piano; Ches Smith, drums and percussion Pi Recordings The pieces on Fiction, pianist Matt Mitchell’s debut recording as a leader, began as etudes. Composed by the pianist in an attempt to integrate his notated composing and his considerable prowess as an improvisor, they soon took onContinue reading “Matt Mitchell – Fiction”