Wilson, Matt Quartet / Humidity
Album:Humidity Collection:Jazz
Artist:Wilson, Matt Quartet Added:Feb 2003
Label:Palmetto Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-03-17 Pull Date:2003-05-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 11May 4Apr 13Mar 23

Recent Airplay
1.May 09, 2003:Memory Select
4.Apr 11, 2003:Memory Select
Swimming in the Trees
2.May 02, 2003:Memory Select
Thank You Billy Higgins!
5.Apr 06, 2003:Sean's Show
Thank You Billy Higgins!
3.Apr 29, 2003:No Cover, No Minimum
Our Delight
6.Mar 21, 2003:Memory Select
Swimming in the Trees

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-03-27 
Another set of upbeat modern bop from the popular drummer. Enjoyable and accessible, with the occasional goofy twist that he's known for.

The Bay Area version of Wilson is Scott Amendola, another likeable drummer who writes upbeat modern jazz. But Amendola adds more of a world-music influence and the occasional Nels Cline freak-out. If you like Wilson's stuff, give Amendola a listen -- and vice-versa.

1*- Midtempo, happy; ends on a reflective note (a tribute to late drummer Higgins)
2*- Playful, sneaky odd time signature
3- Floaty abstract experiment
4*- Fast and snappy
5- Peaceful
6*- Stormy Balkan feel
7- Soft, abstract
8- Midtempo chugger, w/spazz-outs
9- Slow, bluesy
10- Midtempo, blazing
11- Slow horns & hyper drums
12- Slow and pretty

Track Listing
1.Thank You Billy Higgins! 7.Code Yellow
2.Swimming in the Trees 8.Humidity
3.Cooperation 9.Don't Blame Me
4.Free Willy 10.Our Delight
5.Wall Shadows 11.All My Children
6.Raga 12.Beginning of a Memory