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Piet, Matt: (pentimento) (Amalgam)

Three layers of Chicago pianist & composer Matt Piet (Four Letter Words, Matt Piet Trio) in a virtual trio improvised sequentially in the studio in 2020, the title referring to a visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer of paint on a canvas, an apt analogy for the keen interactions and wonderful labyrinths Piet performs with himself.
 

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Label: Amalgam
Catalog ID: AMA029
Squidco Product Code: 30602

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at belAir Sound Studio, in Chicago, Illinois, on June 27th, 2020, by Todd Carter.

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"It goes without saying that, at the time of this writing, the country into which I was born is suffering. Like a set of stacking dolls, our current trauma houses other trauma, which houses yet more trauma, and on and on. It is not merely "2020" that is our national tragedy. Thankfully, more and more people who are not among the most disenfranchised are waking up to this. If you are reading this, you know what I mean, and it is not I who ought to have the first or last word on any of it. All I can speak to is my own personal trauma, and that is what I aim to do with these words, and with this recording."-Amalgam


Artist Biographies

"Matt Piet is an improvising pianist, composer, and music director. Matt was born and raised in suburban Chicago, began his studies as a pianist and vocalist at age ten, and was a proficient classical pianist and accompanist by his early teens. Piet set aside his classical studies to focus on jazz, improvisation, and composition during his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Piet returned to Chicago in 2014, and has since been an active participant in Chicago's rich jazz and improvised music scene. In addition to playing many ad hoc improvised performances as a leader and a sideman, he has three working trios: Matt Piet Trio, Four Letter Words, and the Rempis/Piet/Daisy trio. Piet works actively as a Music Director and accompanist throughout the Chicagoland area."

-Matt Piet Website (https://www.mattpietmusic.com/)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Only A Phase 0:58

2. Alt-Man 1:03

3. Swipe Left 1:54

4. Hands Of Time 1:39

5. A(Whole)Nother Thing 2:08

6. Fluster Cuck 1:46

7. 750 Ml. 3:06

8. Held Hostage 1:08

9. Danse Macabre 2:05

10. Insense 2:26

11. To Elijah 3:03

12. Say On 1:22

13. The Power And The Freedom 0:56

14. Momento Mori 2:11

15. Plod On As One 3:23

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Piano & Keyboards
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Solo Artist Recordings
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