Matt Wilson Quartet: Newport Jazz 2010 Drummer Matt Wilson is one of the friendliest guys in jazz, and his music, even at its most complex, reflects that: It's unpretentious and full of easygoing swing. Hear his quartet's set from Newport.

Matt Wilson Quartet: Newport Jazz 2010

Matt Wilson Quartet: Newport Jazz 2010

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Matt Wilson Quartet at Newport Jazz 2010; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR
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Drummer Matt Wilson is one of the friendliest guys in jazz, and his music, even at its most complex, reflects that: It's unpretentious and full of easygoing swing. He briought the latest edition of his working band, the Matt Wilson Quartet, to the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., along with a set of new arrangements for string quartet and guest vocalist.

Personnel

  • Matt Wilson, drums
  • Jeff Lederer, saxophones
  • Kirk Knuffke, trumpet
  • Paul Sikivie, bass
  • Felicia L. Wilson, violin
  • Skye Steele, violin
  • Nicole Federici, viola
  • Alisa Horn, cello
  • Mary LaRose, vocals

Set List

  • "Gathering Call"
  • "Some Assembly Required"
  • "Raga"
  • "If I Were A Boy"
  • "Bubbles"
  • "String Quartet No. 19 ["Dissonance" Quartet]" (Mozart)
  • "What Reason Could I Give"
  • "Broken Shadows"
  • "Arts & Crafts"