Sampler CD reviewed in the York Press

The Matt Anderson Quartet sampler CD was reviewed by Ron Burnett for the York Press in this week’s ‘Jazz Notes.’ This is what he said:

Saxophonist Matt Anderson has a new quartet album of his own with John Marley, Aubin Vanns (guitar) and Sam Gardner (drums), who are all on Kate’s CD.

Aubin’s mellow, Metheny-esque electric guitar in place of piano creates a cool, spacy dynamic, occasionally booted up a notch by Gardner’s drums in a compelling programme of original compositions. Ralph’s Cross has elegiac saxophone over gently meandering rhythm, guitar chords with a hint of atmospheric reverb and Marley’s full-toned bass.

Cold Spell is a warmly propulsive and rewarding four-part conversation between the instruments. The Vanns composition, Free Into Edinburgh, is a boppy, 6/8 piece and the guitarist stretches out in an articulate solo.

The Matt Anderson 6-track album can be streamed or downloaded free or at your own price at

(Ron Burnett, York Press Music News and Reviews – Jazz Notes, Fri 2nd September 2011)

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