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Matt Ridley – The Antidote (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Matt Ridley – The Antidote (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 58:19 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Ubuntu Music

Brainchild of bassist and composer Matt Ridley, ‘The Antidote’ is a new and exciting quintet, bristling with young talent. Their eponymous album was recorded in October 2019, (yes, the name ‘The Antidote’ precedes the current Coronavirus crisis) where 12 tracks were cut over 3 days. Released on 23rd July 2021, ‘The Antidote’ combines and develops Matt’s expansive cross-generational experience into a deeply accomplished album, his third as composer/bandleader.

In this new music, Ridley draws upon a wide variety of influences; ‘thinking man’s’ rock, contemporary jazz, simple, memorable folk melodies, and the detail, sensitivity, and emotional depth of Classical music. The result is ‘The Antidote’, remarkable for its depth, integrity, and refreshing insistence on strong melodic and thematic material.

Matt Ridley began his musical journey on piano, aged six. By his mid-teens, he gravitated towards bass guitar, and was gigging professionally at 19 years old. In 2001, he enrolled at Trinity College of Music, and it was there that he began learning the double bass. Matt performed his final recital entirely on this instrument and, upon graduating with a Bmus honours degree in Jazz Studies, he was awarded the Trinity College of Music ‘Friends in New York’ award. Matt has also made a comprehensive study of classical music under the tutelage of LSO bassist Jani Pensola and, in 2017, Matt won a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music diploma in classical double bass.

A true devotee of his instrument, discernible influences on Matt’s playing span the last 60+ years of jazz history to include Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Scott Lafaro, Miroslav Vitous, as well as more modern players such as Christian McBride and Larry Grenadier. As well as being exceptionally studied, Matt’s outlook is also forward looking and individual. His own music represents a unique melange of contemporary jazz, classical music and world music.

Based in London, Matt has performed internationally and at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues such as the Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, King’s Place, the Barbican and the O2 Arena.

Tracklist:
1. Matt Ridley – Thalo Blue (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
2. Matt Ridley – The Minotaur (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
3. Matt Ridley – Ebb and Flow (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
4. Matt Ridley – Yardeville (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
5. Matt Ridley – Infant Eyes (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
6. Matt Ridley – Suite, Pt. 1, Gautoma (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
7. Matt Ridley – Suite, Pt. 2, Stranger Things (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
8. Matt Ridley – Suite, Pt. 3, Adagio for the Fallen Stars (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)
9. Matt Ridley – Suite, Pt. 4, Finale (feat. Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson & Marc Michel)

Download:

https://subyshare.com/etc6ohac9v92/MattRidleyTheAntid0te20212496.part1.rar.html
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