Saturday, May 19, 2018

Matt Piet Trio - Live In Chicago (EARS&EYES RECORDS 2018)

Pianist Matt Piet is joined by other notable rising Chicago improvisers Charlie Kirchen on bass and Julian Kirchner on drums. 

This compilation of three albums tracks the live, in-performance progress of three improvising musicians over six months: from autumn of 2016 to spring of 2017. 

"Live In Chicago" chronicles: 
three up-and-coming young improvisers 
in their first three live performances together as a trio 
at three of Chicago's most essential outlets for improvised music. 

"Matt Piet has so much to say and this [trio] becomes the perfect vehicle for it." - Philip Coombs, Free Jazz Collective 

Compilation Features: 

Three Matt Piet Trio Albums 

-Live At Constellation 
-at the Hungry Brain 
-Live at Elastic Arts 

Album art painted live at the trio's first performance by artist Lewis Achenbach 

HD video of the full performance of Live At Constellation, from the same performance

1. Improvisation One 22:27 video
2. Improvisation Two 18:55 video
3. Improvisation Three 10:14 video
4. A Tad Forward 04:46
5. Aluminum Ally 12:45
6. Trialogue 06:29
7. Assembly Required 08:58
8. Shan't Be Gone Long 08:22
9. I 24:22
10. IIa 09:02
11. IIb 06:14
12. IIc 05:39

Charlie Kirchen, bass
Julian Kirshner, drums

"Live at Constellation"
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dan Nichols

"at the Hungry Brain" and "Live at Elastic Arts"
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Zuchowski

Album artwork by Lewis Achenbach
Painted live 10/22/2016
3X4FT acrylic on panel