Saturday, May 19, 2018

Matt Piet - City In A Garden (EARS&EYES RECORDS June 15, 2018)

Matt Piet is an improvising pianist, composer, and music director. Matt was born and raised in suburban Chicago, began his studies as a pianist and vocalist at age ten, and was a proficient classical pianist and accompanist by his early teens. Piet set aside his classical studies to focus on jazz, improvisation, and composition during his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Piet returned to Chicago in 2014, and has since been an active participant in Chicago's rich jazz and improvised music scene. In addition to playing many ad hoc improvised performances as a leader and a sideman, he has three working trios: Four Letter Words, Matt Piet Trio, and the trio Rempis/Piet/Daisy. In 2018 he released two highly praised recordings on Clean Feed Records and Astral Spirits Records, with a forthcoming release, City In A Garden, to be released June 15th, 2018 on ears&eyes Records. In addition to performing regularly as an improviser, Piet works actively as a teacher, Music Director, and accompanist throughout the Chicagoland area.

1. with Macie Stewart I
2. with Gerrit Hatcher, Charlie Kirchen & Julian Kirshner 09:22
3. with Steve Marquette I
4. with Bill Harris & Jake Wark I 02:00
5. with Charlie Kirchen & Julian Kirshner
6. with Macie Stewart II 05:02
7. with Steve Marquette II
8. with Gerrit Hatcher
9. with Bill Harris & Jake Wark II

All tracks are "named" by the musicians on the track, as they are all improvisations... 

Bill Harris - drums
Gerrit Hatcher - tenor saxophone
Charlie Kirchen - bass
Julian Kirshner - drums
Steve Marquette - guitar
Macie Stewart - violin & voice
Jake Wark - tenor saxophone

Recorded at belAir Sound Studio by Todd Carter in Chicago IL USA
Mixed & Mastered by Dave Zuchowski
Produced by Matt Piet
Executive produced for ears&eyes Records by Matthew Golombisky
Art/design by Fede Maks