A leading bassist of his generation, Matt Brewer has distinguished himself
in groups led by Greg Osby, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Vijay Iyer, John Escreet and many others.
His Criss Cross appearances on Mike Moreno's
First In Mind and David Binney's Anacapa
have also left a lasting impression.
On Mythology, his debut as a leader, the Oklahoma City-born,
Albuquerque, New Mexico-raised Brewer leads a sextet with some of the fiercest
individualists on the jazz scene today: alto saxist Steve Lehman
and tenorist Mark Turner in the frontline;
guitarist Lage Lund and pianist David Virelles
as ensemble voices and featured soloists as well; drummer Marcus Gilmore
bringing a flexible, swinging, highly structured rhythmic vocabulary to the table.
With his mostly original pieces Brewer reveals an adventurous,
lyrical bent as a composer. The band's uptempo reading of Ornette Coleman's
"Free" truly catches fire as well.
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Abiquiú (Matt Brewer) 10:15
Rose Hill (Matt Brewer) 6:45
Fighting Windmills (Matt Brewer) 7:23
Joya (Matt Brewer) 5:39
Moorings (Matt Brewer) 9:05
Free (Ornette Coleman) 5:36
Sun Symbol (Matt Brewer) 6:30
Mythology (Matt Brewer) 6:52
Total Time: 58:23
February 4, 2014
Brooklyn, NY, USA