Matt Wilson's Arts And Crafts: Live At The Village Vanguard Wilson is always a colorful drummer — a timekeeper who exploits all the timbres a snare drum can give him. He's also a colorful personality, a bandleader who wears his goofy joy on his sleeve.

Live At The Village Vanguard

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Matt Wilson's Arts And Crafts: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Drummer Matt Wilson is always a colorful player — a timekeeper who exploits all the timbres a snare drum can give him, finding melody in it. And when it's his gig, he's also a colorful personality with flailing limbs and goofy joy on his face. Though he's often played New York City's famed Village Vanguard as a sideman, he'll be especially pleased to be leading his first booking there as a leader with his Arts and Crafts band.

A quartet with trumpet (Terell Stafford), organ (Gary Versace, who also plays piano and accordion) and bass (Martin Wind), Arts and Crafts released another album earlier this year, An Attitude for Gratitude. The band will draw from that record and its three predecessors during its weeklong run. WBGO and NPR Music present a recording from our broadcast of Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts, live at the Village Vanguard.

Set List

  • "We See" (Monk)
  • "The Scenic Route" (Wilson)
  • "The Cruise Blues" (Wind)
  • "Bubbles" (Wilson)
  • "Happy Days Are Here Again" (Ager/Yellen)
  • "No Outerwear" (Wilson)
  • "There's No You" (Hopper/Adair)
  • "Teen Town" (Pastorius)

Personnel

  • Matt Wilson, drums
  • Terell Stafford, trumpet
  • Gary Versace, piano/organ
  • Martin Wind, bass

Credits

Host and Producer: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes. Recorded Sept. 5, 2012 at The Village Vanguard in New York, N.Y.

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