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  • Matthew Garrison Gets Personal in Trio With Jack DeJohnette

    Matthew Garrison Gets Personal in Trio With Jack DeJohnette

    Bass virtuoso Matthew Garrison; drummer, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette; and saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary sax player/composer John Coltrane, have combined their talents as a trio. DeJohnette, who also happens to be Matt’s godfather, played with both Matthew and Ravi’s fathers a half-century ago, when he guested with Coltrane’s group. Matt’s father,... »

  • Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera and Matthew Garrison have teamed up once again to introduce the Imperial Mini-MG. The headless and compact design was created with portability and playability in mind. “With the recent change in instrument travel regulations, there has been an increasing need for a bass guitar that combines portability without sacrificing tone or playability,” Fodera shares.... »

  • Berklee Alumni 2014 Reunion: Actual Proof

    Berklee Alumni 2014 Reunion: Actual Proof

    During the 2014 Berklee Alumni concert, drummed Harvey Mason performed Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” with the help of two bassists, Matt Garrison and Rueben Rogers. And these guys brought it. The rest of the band includes Hailey Niswanger on sax, Jetro Da Silva on piano and Jeff Lockhart on guitar. »

  • Matthew Garrison’s 4-Finger Technique How-To

    Matthew Garrison’s 4-Finger Technique How-To

    Here’s one to keep you in the woodshed for a while. Bassist Matthew Garrison posted this great video explaining his 4-finger right hand technique, which he developed during his time with Joe Zawinul’s band. While he says that the 2-finger technique creates a fatter sound, the 4-finger technique allows for playing lines at mind-boggling speeds. »

  • Fodera Introduces Matt Garrison Standard Bass

    Fodera Introduces Matt Garrison Standard Bass

    Fodera expanded its Standard series at NAMM this year with the Matt Garrison Standard. As with the other Standard models, the company says the bass comes in a single configuration to keep the price point and wait time down versus the artist models. Built for speed, the new model came to existence after Garrison decided... »

  • Abstract Logix Releases “The New Universe Music Festival 2010” Live CD Set

    Abstract Logix Releases “The New Universe Music Festival 2010” Live CD Set

    Record label Abstract Logix held a music festival last November, featuring a wide array of musical acts over a two-day event. That concert is now available on a 2-CD release, entitled Abstract Logix Live! The New Universe Music Festival 2010. John McLaughlin and his 4th Dimension band, headlined the event, featuring bassist Etienne Mbappe. Other... »

  • Human Element Releases Debut Album, Featuring Matthew Garrison

    Human Element Releases Debut Album, Featuring Matthew Garrison

    Human Element, the quartet formed by bassist Matthew Garrison, keyboardist Scott Kinsey, percussionist/vocalist Arto Tuncboyacian and drummer Gary Novak, have released their debut CD, Human Element. The pan-global group, hailing from the traditions of a couple of their inspirations – Weather Report and the Zawinul Syndicate – is looking to expand their sound into new... »

  • Bass Jam: Matthew Garrison, Darryl Jones, Mike Pope, Linley Marthe and Pippo Matino (2004)

    Bass Jam: Matthew Garrison, Darryl Jones, Mike Pope, Linley Marthe and Pippo Matino (2004)

    For the final session of Euro Bass 2004, bassists Matthew Garrison, Darryl Jones, Mike Pope, Linley Marthe and Pippo Matino took the stage, with drummer Claudio Romano for this bass-powered performance. Marthe’s solo at the beginning is the bomb. »

  • Matthew Garrison Releases Second Track from “12 Months”

    Matthew Garrison Releases Second Track from “12 Months”

    Matthew Garrison has released the second track of his 12 Months project, entitled “Atmosphere 2”. The experimental bassist is unveiling one track per month, culminating in the release of the 12 track-album, about 10 months from now. If that’s not cool enough, you can also buy the tracks with revisions of the tunes. If you... »

  • John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    Matt Garrison shows off his incredible right hand technique in this live performance in 1998 along with John McLaughlin on guitar, Jim Beard on keyboards, Gary Thomas on sax and Dennis Chambers on drums. Wait for the 3:40 mark. You won’t be sorry. »