Matt Ulery’s #WakeAnEcho record release at Shapeshifter Lab, Critics Pick in Downbeat
This Tuesday, August 20th, Matt Ulery presents a special concert at Brooklyn’s ShapeShifter Lab. This double bill will marry his two most recent projects. Set one will celebrate the release of his latest album Wake An Echo (GLM | iTunes) with his Loom quintet, and the second set premieres (for New Yorkers) his 2012 work By A Little Light (GLM | iTunes). The latter will feature the Loom quintet with a string section of special guests including violinist Zach Brock. This show is not to be missed!
After the NY show, Loom heads to DC for a show at Bethesda Blues and Jazz. We’re also excited to let you know that a Tiny Desk Concert is in the works, the band filming the spot this week. We’ll update you ASAP on that. In the meantime, hope to see you out at the show!
Wednesday, August 21st
Bethesda Blues and Jazz
7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
If you haven’t checked out the new album yet, listen to some tracks above, and pick up a copy at the Greenleaf-run Matt Ulery Bandcamp store. If you need some more words to seal the deal, check out the Critics Pick in Downbeat Mag this month.
Matt Ulery’s Loom, Wake An Echo
BY AARON COHEN
Bassist Matt Ulery’s quietly compelling compositions on his new disc should come as no surprise to anyone who heard last year’s By A Little Light (Greenleaf Music). But while the predecessor was a large-group statement (with added voices and strings) spread over two discs, Wake An Echo is a single CD that presents Ulery’s Chicago-based instrumental quintet, Loom. None of this means that the new album is any less ambitious, or less accomplished. Even without singers present, each of these tracks has a distinctive vocal quality, as Ulery crafts complex harmonies and graceful structural shifts… Continue Reading