Matt DeMerritt is reviewed by Jazzweekly

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Matt DeMerritt: Fools Journey








Matt DeMerritt  plays a wide variety of saxes, mostly focusing on tenor, while also adding flute and some percussion on the soulful collection of post bop originals and covers. He’s supported by Sam barsh/p-key, Kaveh Rastagar-Jonny Flaugher/b, Gene Coye-Brock Avery-Scott Seiver/dr and various cameo guests, including some hip table work by Satnam Ramgotra on a funky read of Joe Henderson’s “Earth”. On tenor, DeMerritt delivers a gorgeous bel canto take of Bert Bacharach’s “A House Is Not A Home” and is Eddie Harris gritty with Jamelle Adisa on “Elixer”. DeMerritt’s reed is velvety with Barsh on a genteel “Loner’s Waltz”, with all of the songs sandwiched between a collection of electronics, reeds and elliptical noodling that create playful bookends to a rich novel of songs.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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