Since graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2005, Matt has established himself as one of the most versatile, creative and hard-working bass players on the UK jazz scene. Known for his imaginative soloing, solid time keeping and great sound, he is in demand for both straight-ahead and modern jazz
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'one of the most exciting young jazz bass players around'
‘Ridley and Brown like masters of the metronome, spot on at every juncture’
- Peter Vacher, Jazzwise
‘an imaginative soloist who also roots the band with strength and simplicity’
- Alison Bentley, London Jazz Blog
‘Ridley has a solid, woody sound and his solos are nimble and to the point’
– Mike Hobart, Jazzwise
‘his soloing is impressive, utilising the whole of the scale-length to produce imaginative improvisations’
- Bebop Spoken Here
‘the double bass versatility and compositional talent of Matt Ridley drive the quartet along’
- Adrian Pallant, London Jazz News