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Matthew Stevens CD reviewed

Woodwork (Whirlwind Recordings)
Matthew Stevens

Talk about an overdue debut. When Woodwork, the first album under New York guitarist Matthew Stevens’ name, was released on iTunes earlier this year, it came almost a decade after he began recording with the breakout, Young Turk band of trumpeter Christian Scott. 434 more words


In the saddle: Training for long rides

If watching Milan-San Remo yesterday made you wonder how you would do on a 293km ride (MSR is the WorldTour’s longest one-day race), Dan Lloyd… 65 more words


Matt Stevens Solo and TFATD Gigs

A few things! I’m trying to start a “tour fund” to pay for flights etc to get Europe to play – if anyone wants to buy something from: 131 more words

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Aaron Goldberg, Justin Kauflin, Randy Ingram CDs reviewed

Here are reviews of discs from three pianists who are expressing themselves fluently and persuasively in jazz’s modern mainstream. My sense is that if you like one, you’ll like them all — a lot. 1,427 more words


Album review: Dedication shows Justin Kauflin finding his own voice

Justin Kauflin
Jazz Village

On his second disc, 28-year-old pianist Justin Kauflin pays tribute to the important figures in his life, with most tracks inspired by his teachers, mentors and musical foils. 151 more words


Best of 2014, Part III: Welcome to the Mask Machine

In a world of true justice, Flying Colors would be blaring from every car stereo tuned to album rock radio across North America.  Not only does SECOND NATURE have the single best album cover of the year, but the album is absolutely riveting.  851 more words

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Matt Stevens News


How is it November already? Here is the news:

This is a previously unreleased track from the Ghost album sessions. It’s called Blue Filter, I played it live a lot around the time when the album came out.. 144 more words

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