Wilson, Matt

Palmetto, 2013CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 20.2

Jazz Ruler Type: AvanteGarde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Matt Wilson has quietly evolved into one of the best modern jazz/jazz-fusion drummers on the scene. His quartet includes Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Chris Lightcap (b) and Jeff Lederer (sax, cl). Guest artist John Medeski (p) is a worthy addition and contributes to the upbeat mood of the set. The program has 13 songs including six Wilson originals. They cover a lot of ground from the swinging “Pumpkin’s Delight” to the smooth ” If I Were A Boy” and the cool “Barack Obama” with a lot of playful banter in between. Wilson’s talented team delivers a unique set.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz