Matt Geraghty is a bassist without borders, a sonic traveler whose musical pursuits have drawn him to the local music scenes on four continents. Geraghty has collaborated with musicians from Brazil, Colombia, West Africa, Japan, India, and Trinidad, and has journeyed deep into the musical enclaves of Spain, France, Portugal, Cuba, Colombia, and the Philippines.
Matt's list of music collaborations crosses all genres of music and includes projects and recordings with 4-time grammy winning pianist Gil Goldstein, 7-time grammy winning drummer Paul Wertico, Polish star vocalist Anna Maria Jopek, Indian Sarangi Master Ramesh Misra and grammy winning harmonica virtuoso and original member of Bela Fleck and Flecktones Howard Levy.
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One would hope more Chicago jazz fans would pick up a copy of Departures and catch this talented and original young voice on the scene the next time he comes to town, and let us hope that is sooner rather than later.-Brad Walseth (ChicagoJazz.net)
One has to applaud Geraghty for taking risks and attempting to fuse different cultures together-Jazz Review.com
Departures is one of the most comfortable albums I’ve listened to in awhile. Listening to it feels like throwing on a well broken-in pair of slippers. For fans of contemporary jazz, there’s no way you’ll go wrong with this disc