Matt Olson

Open Spaces

OA2 22196

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...there's no lack of preaching soul in his playing on this set of uplifting swing, bop, ballad and backbeat.
Jazz Journal (UK)

Developing his musical voice and extensive performing career in Chicago and the upper Midwest, saxophonist Matt Olson documented his move to South Carolina with his 2019 recording, 789 Miles. Now firmly rooted in the South, Olson teams with his new musical family to present a set of all original music, highlighting the burgeoning musical rapport that's emerged since his arrival. Along with veteran Greenville musicians, Matt Dingledine on guitar, bassist Shannon Hoover & drummer Justin Watt, Olson invited saxophonist Adib Young, an undergraduate student at Furman University, to round out the quintet and contribute two compositions. "As an improviser, Olson is a raconteur who integrates a touch of soul into a commanding voice..." - All About Jazz


Track Listing:

1. Ups and Downs (Matt Olson) 4:35
2. Redbud (Matt Olson) 5:00
3. Fade to Black (Adib Young) 7:42
4. BopCycle (Shannon Hoover) 4:19
5. Open Spaces (Matt Olson) 4:54
6. Violons d'Ingres (Matt Dingledine) 7:22
7. The Name of the Game (Shannon Hoover) 5:39
8. Gravity and Levity (Matt Dingledine) 5:59
9. Starts in 5 (Matt Dingledine) 6:29
10. Insomnomania (Adib Young) 4:42

Performers:

Matt Olson - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone (2,8)
Adib Young - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone (9)
Matt Dingledine - guitar
Shannon Hoover - bass
Justin Watt - drums

Production Info:

Produced by Matt Olson
Recorded & mixed by Rick Dior at
Acoustic Barn Studios, Charlotte, NC
on July 6, 2021
Mastered by Nathan James at
Vault Mastering, Chandler, AZ
Cover photo by Amy Shelley Olson
Band photos by Matt Olson
Cover design & layout by John Bishop










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