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Matt Von Roderick – Celestial Heart Tour on the Inverness Ridge
Matt Von Roderick
A post-millennial Chet Baker- NYT,”Celestial Heart” – Officially selected for Grammy consideration.
* Saturday, November 11, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celestial Heart has been officially selected for Grammy consideration Hailed as “a post-millennial Chet Baker” and “a top-drawer trumpeter ” New York Times
“Matt Von Roderick, a virtuoso trumpeter, and vocalist, is renowned for his unique musical style…Von Roderick showcases an explorative and idiosyncratic approach to interpreting classics…He embodies the spirit of exploration intrinsic to jazz’s tradition and its continuous evolution as an art form…his latest masterpiece, Celestial Heart, an album that has recently taken the world by storm…provides a glimpse into his artistic persona, marked by a fervent passion for crafting sonic soundscapes and dreamscapes.” —JAZZIZ Magazine
The authoritative voice of jazz culture
Matt Von Roderick may be the alternative jazz crooner-trumpeter we’ve been waiting for. With equal parts innovative jazz virtuosity and heart-centered vocals, trailblazer Von Roderick mines the essence of classic jazz, rock, and electronica on Celestial Heart and hits his mark.
Featuring legendary drummer Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan), adventurous studio ace Mike Valerio and orchestration wizard Gil Goldstein (Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny), Celestial Heart leads with Von Roderick’s out-of-this-world treatment of Fly Me To The Moon, perhaps even more true to the original song lyrics — a version you didn’t realize you needed until you hear it for the first time.
Utilizing his now signature multiphonics, loops, and spoken word, Celestial Heart cements Von Roderick’s place within the pantheon of the real-deal singing trumpeter. Where some may be content to merely play ‘at’ the jazz tradition and American Songbook, Von Roderick reinvents — creating compelling new worlds within these beloved, timeless structures.
Rounding out the proceedings on Celestial Heart are a nod to Mose Allison with the earthy blues track The Seventh Son featuring veteran bluesmen Johnny Lee Schell and Barry Goldberg, Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island, three entirely improvised pieces, and a stark, hauntingly beautiful I Fall In Love Too Easily.
Produced by Rob Feinfield, recorded in Los Angeles at Ultratone studios, and set for a Summer release via BFD/Sony/Orchard, Matt Von Roderick’s Celestial Heart stands poised to perk up a whole lot of tired ears in the jazz world and beyond.