Yves Dorison at Culture Jazz in France gave Parallel States a nice review.
All the music-related news I can find to share with you.
My new solo piano album is here. It’s a collection of 9 original compositions that I created in a collaborative project with my sister, visual artist, Loryn Spangler-Jones.
Visit my music page for audio samples, images of the paintings Loryn created, a description of the process behind the recording, and links to where you can buy the music!
I’ve got a couple international gigs with my trio coming up this summer in London and Copenhagen! Please tell your friends.
MF Trio with Cliff Schmitt & Paul Wells11pm
47 Frith Street
We'll be playing the Late Late Show starting at about 11pm. We'll play a set of trio, then all hell breaks loose as we start inviting up guest musicians.
Matthew Fries - piano
Cliff Schmitt - bass
Paul Wells - drums
“From the first notes of this extraordinary recording, it is clear that the relationship between music and art is what inspired the project. Each of the works by pianist Matthew Fries and his sister, mixed media artist Loryn Spangler-Jones, is individual and exquisite…”
Mike Gates at UK Vibe gave Parallel States a nice review.
“There is some wonderful, lyrical, expressive playing to be enjoyed on ‘Parallel States’… This is music to lose yourself in, with Fries proving just what a consummate performer he is. His tunes are full of joy and wonderment, whilst still retaining a thoughtful, skillful repose.”
Robert Ratajczak posted a nice review of Parallel States on the Polish blog, Longplay.
“Wszelkie nawiązania, bądź dostrzegalne w kompozycjach echa, stanowią zaledwie jeden z wielu składników decydujących o ostatecznym kolorycie utworów wypełniających “Parallel States”, płytę wypełnioną muzyką nasyconą ogromem przestrzeni i silnie prowokująca wyobraźnię.”