Fries, Matthew

Xcappa Records, 2016CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 23.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Pianist Matthew Fries performs solo for Parallel States, his latest release. This music is mostly swinging ballads with a touch of ragtime thrown in. It is a warm, entertaining session that works in the background and in the foreground for serious listeners. The eight solo pieces are all Fries compositions“highlighted by the bluesy “Positive Attitude”, the refreshing “Garden”; frolicking tunes like “Whirl” and “The Man From Memphis”, our favorite!


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services