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"Keep an ear out for a fresh idea that seems like it’s you."

In Shat Talk Episode 003 I spoke with award-winning bassist and composer Matt Ulery who has just released his seventh record, Festival, on Woolgathering Records. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, and expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery’s music is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk – specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles.

Matt and I definitely talked some shat as we discussed his compositional process, the importance of developing one's inner musical voice, working as both a writer and sideman, and his continuing collaboration with Grammy Award winners Eighth Blackbird.

Music samples from Festival courtesy of Woolgathering Records.

Music samples from In The Ivory and By A Little Light courtesy of Greenleaf Music.

"Hubble" by Matt Ulery(from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"The Peacocks" by Jimmy Rowles, arranged by Matt Ulery, featuring Zach Brock (from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"Depth Of Winter" by Matt Ulery(from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"Visceral" by Matt Ulery, featuring Rob Clearfield(from In The Ivory, 2014, Greenleaf Music)

"Hymnody" by Matt Ulery(from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"Resilin" by Matt Ulery, featuring Eighth Blackbird(from In The Ivory, 2014, Greenleaf Music)

"There's a Reason and a Thousand Ways" by Matt Ulery, featuring Grazyna Auguscik(from In The Ivory, 2014, Greenleaf Music)

"To Lose Your Mind" by Matt Ulery(from By A Little Light, 2012, Greenleaf Music)

www.mattulery.com
mattulerywoolgathering.bandcamp.com/
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itunes.apple.com/us/album/festival/id1115091887
itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-the-ivory/id906752144
itunes.apple.com/us/album/by-a-li…ight/id532408408

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