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Matt Pavolka

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http://www.villagevoice.com/2014-06-25/voice-choices/matt-pavolka-s-horns-band/full/

 

Matt Pavolka's Horns Band

 

By Jim MacnieWednesday, Jun 25 2014

Local jazz fans know Pavolka as an agile bassist who buoys many an ensemble while injecting his lines with a hefty thrust. With the arrival of his new album on the Fresh Sounds label, they can now try to grok him as a modern bandleader who appreciates melody more than most - or at least has a compelling way of showing that appreciation. The snaky themes that are cannily bent by his "Horns Band" ('bone, cornet, alto sax) should be a balm to anyone to finds the all-too-common frictions of modern jazz a tad obvious. Expect some moments of beauty at this CD release gig. Pavolka's a pro when it comes to both wild AND wistful. 

 

 

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