Finley, Matt

MK Finley, 2008CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trumpeter Finley gives us his taste of Brazil and it is delicious! Though Matt is a New Yorker, he’s been playing sambas and bossa novas since 1988 when he formed Rio JAZZ, his band that has included many of the best jazz (and Brazilian) musicians. They currently include Mark Egan (b), Warren Bernhardt (p), Dave Finck (b) and David Mann (sax). The program, all originals, starts with “Father’s Day”, an energetic selection that sets the pace! We loved the pop and sizzle of “There You Are” and the mellow harmonies of “When She’s Gone” and “Softly Speaking”. The program is accessible yet rich with complexity.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions