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Matthew Garrison

Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Born: June 2, 1970    

Matthew Garrison was born June 2, 1970 in New York. Here he spent the first eight years of his life immersed in a community of musicians, dancers, visual artists and poets. After the death of his father Jimmy Garrison (John Coltrane’s bassist), his family relocated to Rome, Italy where he began to study piano and bass guitar. In 1988 Matthew returned to the United States and lived with his godfather Jack Dejohnette for two years. Here he studied intensively with both Dejohnette and bassist Dave Holland.

In 1989 Matthew received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. Here he began his professional career with the likes of Gary Burton, Bob Moses, Betty Carter, Mike Gibbs and Lyle Mays to mention a few. Matthew moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1994 and has performed and recorded with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Meshell Ndege Ocello, Joni Mitchell, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Wallace Roney, Pat Metheny, Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, John Mclaughlin, The Gil Evans Orchestra, Tito Puente, John Scofield, Chaka Khan, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, The Saturday Night Live Band and many others....
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    Shapeshifter Live 2010 Part 1

    Garrison Jazz Productions
    2011
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    Shapeshifter


    2004
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    Matthew Garrison

    Self Produced
    2000
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Featured recording “Blood Songs”

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Blood Songs

D Clef Records (2012)
”Recalling Jaco and his legion of fretless followers, Garrison has remained the original, too busy forging ahead to look back at the pack... He has continued to experiment with and expand his composing and bass chops, as well as his quest to combine those elements with cutting-edge, computer-driven technology. Best of all, the pursuit has given him perspective.” by Chris Jisi, Bass Player Magazine cover story, Oct 2010 issue
Bass: Fodera signature 5-string' Fodera prototype acoustic bass guitar; Fodera NYC 4- & 5-strings; Strings: Fodera signature set (Nickel roundwounds, .028, .040, .060, .080, .100) Amps: Epifani Piccolo (650 watts) and UL501 (850 watts) heads; Epifani D.I.S.T. 4X10, 2X10, AND 1X12 cabinets
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