Label: Savage Records, LLC
All the Things You Are; SPLASH; Splash in G Major; Show Me the Way; Arigato; IDGAF.
Additional Personnel / Information
Matt Savage: piano, keyboards; Aaron Gratzmiller: tenor sax (1, 2, 4-6), soprano sax (3, 5); Michael Wang: trombone (2, 6), recorder (3); Albino Mbie: guitar; Javier Rosario: guitar (2, 3, 6); James Heazlewood-Dale: bass (2-6); Soso Gelovani: bass (1); Juan Mejia: drums; Robbie Pate: vocals (1, 4).
Splash Variations is the debut EP of the Matt Savage Groove Experiment, the new jazz fusion project from pianist/composer Matt Savage. Half of the tunes from this new band are instrumental, and half are vocal – but there’s also a tune where the entire lyrics are just “Splash!” Nine musicians in total are featured on this release – a core instrumental quintet plus several special guests. The group is also augmented by vocalist Robbie Pate, who appears on two tracks, including a “funkified” version of the classic standard “All the Things You Are.” The medley of “#SPLASH” and “Splash in G Major” forms the centerpiece of the album, while “Arigato” is a touching jazz waltz tribute to a recently departed drummer. The concluding track, “IDGAF,” is a long instrumental jam that features a distorted guitar solo, a trombone solo, and Matt Savage on both piano and electric piano. Splash Variations is the thirteenth release from Savage Records, and the start of a fresh new sound from Matt Savage. The Groove Experiment will also be touring in the next few months to accompany the release of the new album.
- Splash Variations by Jack Bowers
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