Matt Ridley Quintet

Friday, May 17, 2019

Matt Ridley – bass (picture)
Jason Yarde – saxophone
John Turville – piano
Ant Law – guitar
George Hart – drums

The Matt Ridley Quintet has established itself as "One of Britain's very finest contemporary quintets" (Jazzviews).

The quintet’s music takes the listener on an absorbing journey, which effectively marries the exhilaration of jazz improvisation with intricately sculpted arrangements.
While deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, Ridley eschews the traditional head/solos/head approach to composition, preferring instead to create a unique sound-world from each musical inspiration. At the heart of each composition is a strong, memorable, melodic theme, the realisation of which draws on any number of influences to bring fullest expression. Classical, groove-based styles and World music can all be distinguished, while the ferocious improvisational skills of each member make for an absorbing and entertaining listening experience.

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