The 2007 solo debut of New York free improvising trumpeter Matt Lavelle, here performing on the hybrid instruments, the Bass-Trumpinet and Bass-Clarumpet, introduced and punctuated with spoken word insight and declarations, and using overdubs on selected tracks, making for an intimate and accomplished album of modern free jazz.
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Label: KMB Jazz
Catalog ID: KMB012
Squidco Product Code: 24578
Packaging: Jewel Case
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Matt Lavelle-bass trumpinet, bass clarumpet
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"Matt Lavelle (Paterson NJ 1970), began his music career with a High School Big Band tour of the Soviet Union in 1988, and then a 5 year period of study with Hildred Humphries, a Swing era veteran that played with Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others of the time. Lavelle played Trumpet during this time as a member of Hildred's band.
Lavelle then made his move on New York City to go through the trials of all new Jazz musicians, and played Straight-ahead Jazz until 1995. When he relocated to Kingston New York, and immersed himself in the study of the Bass-clarinet, keeping the trumpet going, creating the only known successful double of these 2 challenging instruments.
Lavelle returned to New York seeking out what is known as the Downtown community in 1999, which he has been a member of to this day (2009). Along the way Lavelle has played with William Parker, which also consisted of a tour in Sardinia Italy, Sabir Mateen, consisting of a tour of Northern Italy, and also toured in Scotland with an improvisation collective known as Eye Contact.
Lavelle began study with Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman in 2005, having huge impact and transformational impact on the Musician, also resulting in the addition of the Alto Clarinet as another voice.
Matt also was the key in the return and resurgence of Jazz legend Giuseppi Logan, playing on and producing his comeback record after a 40 year absence.
Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, Giuseppi Logan, Hildred Humprhries, William Parker, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Potato Valdez, and many others."-Matt Lavelle Website (http://mattlavelle.org/matt-lavelle-bio)
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1. Sunrise 0:09
2. Pluto In The Ninth House 1:39
3. Halley And Hale-Bopp 2:13
4. Sacred Sexxx 3:08
5. Matt Lavelle 2:48
6. Kodak 1:38
7. The Legend Of The Bass Clarinet 3:53
8. Rollin' The Cosmic Dice 3:15
9. Bullfrog Serenade 3:22
10. Cuica In The Third House 2:59
11. Miles Davis Is A Cuica 3:18
12. Sunset 0:13
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"I believe in the true magical power of this music we can heal, change and help the world we live in. I think a perfect example of this is William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, which I believe has the power to quiet earthquakes, and calm tidal waves. I take inspiration from today's living masters, like Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell, Steve Swell and Joe and Mat Maneri. True warriors of the art form, who keep the path brightly lit. I equally like playing in structured and free environments. Of course, being yourself is important too." So says Matt Lavelle, who with with Cuica In The Third House makes his solo debut. In the decade or so since his arrival on New York's downtown scene, Matt has recorded with William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter and Steve Swell, to name but a few. This past spring saw the release of Spiritual Power, a trio date led by Matt with bassist Hilliard Greene and drummer Mike 'TA' Thompson on the Swedish label Silkheart.Following on that release and 2006's War Rug on KMB Jazz (recorded with the collective Eye Contact, comprised of Lavelle, drummer Ryan Sawyer and bassist Matt Heyner), Cuica In The Third House shows Lavelle expanding even further his musical palette, adding spoken word, overdubs and revealing his innermost thoughts through a complex series of dialogues that paints a very intimate portrait of an exceptional musician."
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