Newton, Matt

Matt Newton, 2013CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist and composer Matt Newton straddles the line between modern jazz and jazz-fusion on Within Reach, his latest supported by Ontario Arts Council. Ethan Ardelli does nice work on drums for “Short Flight”. We also enjoyed “Crossway” and “Our Own World” featuring Felicity Williams (voice) and Harley Card (g). They slow down the pace for “Building the Ship” and “Clair-ity”, both tranquil ballads that balance a delightful session.


Publicist: Orange Grove Artiste