Friday, March 12, 2010

Matt Wilson with Arts & Crafts

From a recent hit in Minneapolis, here's drummer Matt Wilson in action with his Arts & Crafts band featuring Terrell Stafford on trumpet:

I really admire the fact that these musicians (Matt in particular) aren't afraid to have FUN while playing jazz and I think it really shows !!! A subtle reminder that, perhaps, some people take themselves just a bit too seriously when playing this music.
Just sayin'...

You also really have to admire the fact that these musicians are really in tune with each other when they play and really listening & reacting to one another. Inspiring stuff. Matt's extended solo on the very first clip (a collective free improv me thinks?) really made my week !

Oh yes, Matt and his crew are pretty sharp dressers too ; )

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