Matt Vashlishan Trio | RSVP (feat. Evan Gregor & Bill Goodwin)

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RSVP (feat. Evan Gregor & Bill Goodwin)

by Matt Vashlishan Trio

This acoustic jazz recording features original compositions and a few rather obscure "standards," putting the focus of this project on sound and creative interaction between the members of the trio.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Indecision
6:33 $0.99
2. Where Have You Been?
8:33 $0.99
3. Twisted Blues
4:11 $0.99
4. Stay Away
8:09 $0.99
5. You Again?
4:43 $0.99
6. Heaven
5:59 $0.99
7. The Queen of Terre Haute
5:40 $0.99
8:35 $0.99
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RSVP is the latest project from saxophonist Matt Vashlishan. Joined by bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Bill Goodwin, the group creates a fresh, modern acoustic trio recording. The disc features several originals by Matt Vashlishan, as well as a few rather obscure Cole Porter tunes arranged by Vashlishan.

The main focus of this project is on sound and spontaneous creativity. The majority of content for this recording comes from melodies written on existing chord changes. The title track “RSVP” comes from a melody written on the existing chord changes of the jazz standard “Invitation.” Using standard harmony and tune format instead of unfamiliar (and sometimes complicated) original compositions allows the musicians to forget about the music on the page and focus on playing the way everybody learns to play jazz, using common language and harmonic material and really listening to each other.

Stripping away the chord instrument of a jazz quartet (such as piano or guitar) enables the trio to breath in all areas, especially harmonically and rhythmically. This combined with the incredible musicianship of Bill Goodwin and Evan Gregor creates a bare, honest musical picture where the absence of chords will certainly not be missed.



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