My new trio album Lost Time is coming out on September 23rd, 2022 and I just posted a live video from the session. Hope you enjoy this peek into the studio.
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I’m excited to announce that I’ll have a new trio record coming out on September 23, 2022. It includes new music I’ve written over the last year or so, and features some beautiful and inspiring playing by Keith Hall and John Hébert. Lost Time MATTHEW FRIES – pianoJOHN HÉBERT – bassKEITH HALL – drums Scheduled […]
We’re getting the band back together! It’s been a few years since I’ve gotten to perform with my trio TRI-FI and we’re looking forward to revisiting our original piano trio music for a couple concerts as part of the Gilmore Piano Festival. We’ll be pulling tunes from all of our albums that we’ve recorded over […]
We’re continuing our jazz series with the great vocalist Janis Siegel from The Manhattan Transfer. This will be another fantastic show, I’m so excited to be playing with her and am even more excited to be part of the team bringing her to Kalamazoo for this performance. Janis Siegel, a nine-time Grammy winner and a […]
I’m excited to be part of a team that has started a new jazz series here in my hometown of Kalamazoo, MI. Our plan is to bring in some word-class jazz artists to perform in an intimate “jazz club style” venue. First up in our series is the amazing saxophonist Steve Wilson. March 31st @ […]
I’ve been playing with Curtis Stigers for 20 years now! I’ve been all over the world with him and there are many musical stories that developed over the years (plus a few really bad running jokes…). On This Life he decided to document the new versions of his old songs that we’ve been playing in […]
This weekend I’m back in London for a few shows at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in SoHo. What a strange and wonderful feeling to go back to performing after almost two years of very limited possibility. I’m here with Curtis Stigers again. Over the summer we did a few very hot outdoor shows in the […]
Last Friday I had an amazing day recording with John Hébert and Keith Hall at Transient Recording in Chicago. We tracked eight of my new tunes for piano trio and I must admit I’m very happy with how it all went. John and Keith both played beautifully and vibe during the session was just great. […]
I’ve been doing a lot of writing in the last year or so during this pandemic lockdown. I mean, we musicians have all had a lot of free time on our hands, and I’ve been trying to put some of it to good use. Some of the music was inspired by events that happened during […]
Andrew Rathbun and I will be playing some sax-piano duo in a concert for the Global Music Foundation‘s online series. These concerts feature artists from around the world and are streamed live on Zoom. Each concert is followed by an informal talk-back session. It’s a lot like a virtual house-concert with a fun, international audience of music […]
I’m looking forward to performing on the beautiful Steinway at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor on Sunday, March 7th, for this livestreamed duo concert with my friend (and amazing saxophonist/composer) Andrew Rathbun. He released a beautiful album last year called Impressions of Debussy, where we hear performances of the original piano works of Debussy […]
The Duo Live was recorded live in concert and is now available everywhere on the Xcappa Records label. It is a duo performance I did with Grammy-winning bassist Phil Palombi, and I consider it a sort of tribute to the classic “duo gigs” made popular in NYC when I was living and working there. True […]