The Jazz Session #584: Matt Carmichael

Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has been making a big impression on audiences since he emerged on the Scottish jazz scene as a teenager with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. No longer a teen, his debut album “Where Will The River Flow” was released in March 2021 and caught the attention of the WDR Big Band and Bob Mintzer, who has arranged the entire album for the band with Matt as a featured soloist. This concert will take place in March 2022 if you’re lucky enough to be in Germany then. I love Matt’s music for its emphasis on melody, the brilliant way it marries virtuosic Scottish traditional music with improvisation, and its ability to transport the listener to the greenest hills of Scotland.

Show Notes:
– Cononbridge
– The Spey
– Firth
– Sognsvann
– Hopeful Morning
– Where Will The River Flow

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Visit Matt’s website for his itinerary here

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Author: Jason Crane