Thursday, June 28, 2018

Matt Lavelle Trio - Spiritual Power (SILKHEART RECORDS 2018)

Over the years I've seen a lot of "new talent" come and go. Some are very young, some already over-the-hill. All eager to make it and to make the "SCENE." To be hip. Cool. It. Then there are those who come to play the music and to seek mentors and try to make it in the toughest possible scene there is. That being the world of so-called "avant-garde" or "free" jazz, where nothing is free but the music and even that comes at a high cost. No money. Few gigs. Lots of people to impress in a very small though widening community. Self sacrifice. Discipline. And above all finding one's own voice. 

Multi-instrumentalist Matt Lavelle (adept on both trumpet and bass clarinet) is the latter. He arrived in New York, to challenge and be challenged. To learn and take and give. And give he does with all his heart, soul, guts to the music and people he loves and...  more

1. Spiritual Power 08:48
2. Stars Like Fleas 07:12
3. Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can) 07:52
4. End Times 08:37
5. I Will Have Love in my Life 13:22
6. Hey Liduva 05:19
7. Seth Speaks 11:08

Matt Lavelle trumpet (3), flugelhorn (1), (5), (7), bass-clarinet (2), (4), (6)
Hilliard Greene bass
Mike T.A. Thompson drums