New Album 'METTĀ' Released 22 Feb 2016 - TOUR NOW BOOKING! featuring Matt Ridley - bass Jason Yarde - soprano saxophone John Turville - piano Geo

         
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New Album 'METTĀ' Released 22 Feb 2016 - TOUR NOW BOOKING!

featuring
Matt Ridley - bass
Jason Yarde - soprano saxophone
John Turville - piano
George Hart - drums

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In recent years, Matt Ridley has established himself as 'one of the most exciting young bass players around' (Marlbank), performing with a who's who of UK jazz. Stepping up to become a bandleader, Matt released his debut album ‘Thymos’ on the prestigious Whirlwind Recordings label in 2013. Featuring the talents of award-winning pianist John Turville, drummer George Hart, and guest appearances from saxophone superstar Jason Yarde, oud maestro Attab Haddad and percussionist Vasilis Sirikis, the album represents a substantial artistic statement of both compositional and improvisational chutzpah. The release was followed by an extensive UK tour, both of which were lauded by critics.

Press Reaction to THYMOS

"Ridley has made a stirring debut here and his future on the scene seems very bright after this fine start."

4 Stars, Marlbank

"An impressive début and represents a substantial artistic statement from the talented Mr. Ridley... Ridley has emerged as an outstanding composer and band-leader"

4 Stars, The Jazz Mann

"Full of strong riffs, sturdy structures and a tight-knit rhythm section working closely as a unit. Matt Ridley has a solid, woody sound."

Jazzwise Magazine

"A high quality performance, matched by peerless production and presentation and a worthy addition to the collection of any listener wishing to keep abreast of the wealth of new talent that is keeping the music infused with creative drive."

Jazz Views

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Jason Yarde

 
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John Turville

 
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George Hart

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW EPK FOR 'METTĀ

The follow up album, entitled METTĀ...

...was recorded in late 2015 as a quartet, with saxophonist Jason Yarde as a core member of the group. Building on the rhythmically inventive sound of 'Thymos', this album focusses more on soulful melodies. The album will be released on 22nd February 2016 and the band will be touring the UK in Spring 2016.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE BAND PERFORM 'EBB AND FLOW' FROM METTĀ
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Now taking bookings for USA, UK and Mainland Europe.

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Bookings

Danielle White +44(0)1302 714202 / +44(0)7841675263
daniraestar@aol.com
http://mattridleybass.com//
Whirlwind Recordings

MUSIC AVAIL UPON REQUEST

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