Matthew Hayes – Two Steps Forward – Black Wattle

It just occurred to me that Absolutely Everybody which opens this superlative release almost sounds like DJ Pierre exploring a parallel universe in Jazz. Listen to the bassline alongside the chords and the way they twist and turn capturing the excitement of musical repetition, yet all feels organic, naturally evolving as the blasts of horn add texture to the gently pulsating rhythm section. Sublime. Clear, then proposes a delving into memory with keys plus further sumptuous bass defining warmth and a mindfull of remembrance. While, Head Pressure again sees the extraction of beauty in notes as haunting basslines accompany richly emotive piano and more, leaving the free flowing eloquence of Landcare to finish this wonderful musical testimony.

Release: June 12

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