Fries, Matthew

TCB, 2001CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 7.4w

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4+
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Sound: 5
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O’s Notes: Matt is one of the finest young pianists on the jazz scene today. His quintet does a fine job of playing his compositions, especially bassist Gregory Ryan, The 10 bop tunes are relaxed in a mature way, almost disguising the explosive dynamics of Fries. This is most notable on “Phineas”. There is a lot to enjoy here.