Slocum, Matt

Chandra Records, 2014CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Matt Slocum plays drums and leads a quartet with Pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Massimo Bioclati and either Walter Smith III or Danya Stephens on tenor sax. I don’t know what is on the mind of a Black Elk but Slocum conjures up a peaceful landscape absent of predators on this dream! There are eleven original compositions along with a cover of Metheny’s “Is This America?”. The result is a relaxing session that includes complexities but all in a controlled and soothing presentation.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity