Instrumental, experimental, improvisational, conscientious, sometimes avant-guard, bio-digital music.
Among the musicians successfully mining the field where
groove meets jazz improv is Jacksonville's Matt Butler.
Butler, a talented guitarist who frequently works in quartet
with sax, bass, and drums, is committed to open form
structures and attentive group meditations on spontaneous
themes. This kind of laboratory setting can, with experience
and dedication, produce mesmerizing art, and butler and
company are well enough connected to the pleasures of funk
that they have something to offer even audiences who might
ordinarily run in terror at the idea of free jazz.