Matt Brubeck is a composer/performer specializing in improvisation on the cello. He also plays piano and bass. Raised on jazz and classically trained at Yale, Matt is at ease in multiple genres and has taken his cello improvisation skills into diverse musical territories.
“Matt Brubeck's facility with the instrument, bowing or plucking, seems to allow him to play whatever occurs to him. His full, deep sound takes on an edge of dramatic urgency when he improvises with the bow….” Jazz writer Doug Ramsey
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Brubeck's Huevos Verdes y Jamon has a Hispano-Caribbean lilt worthy of Sonny Rollins or Chick Corea, Braid's Mnemosyne's March Brahmsian gravity and beauty of line.
Doug Ramsey, Rifftides
In all, this recording is well-produced and performed with supreme confidence. But the most enduring quality of the music is its uncommon marriage of styles which are blended seamlessly in the masters' hands.
Scene Magazine (UK)
Their accomplishments here and elsewhere make the listener forget that jazz piano-cello combinations are seriously rare...this gifted pair delivers new music that glows with clarity and depth...
Geoff Chapman, CODA