In the Ivory
Matt Ulery
RELEASE DATE: 2014-09-16
Expanding upon the artistic and critical success of his 2012 double album By a Little Light, Chicago bassist-composer Matt Ulery returns with In the Ivory on Dave Douglas’ acclaimed independent label Greenleaf Music – eighty minutes of resplendent, lyrical, transportive, and impeccably performed chamber-jazz music. Inspired and motivated by the musical and personal relationships developed while recording and performing By a Little Light–Ulery’s most ambitious project to date–In the Ivory explores the idea of consciousness through patient, lyrical composition. At a time when classical …MORE
Wake An Echo
Matt Ulery
RELEASE DATE: 2013-06-25
“This is music of brisk intelligence and an almost off-putting abundance of composure… with frictionless access to great chunks of classical postminimalism, atmospheric indie-rock and harmonically astute post-bop.” -NY Times Wake An Echo by Matt Ulery's Loom With his 2012 release By A Little Light, Chicago bassist and composer Matt Ulery presented profoundly rich compositions for a large ensemble. The sprawling two-disc collection, lush with strings, winds, and vocals—care of the iconoclastic contemporary classical ensemble eighth blackbird, and Polish singer Grazyna …MORE
By A Little Light
Matt Ulery
RELEASE DATE: 2012-06-19
By A Little Light by Matt Ulery   Top 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (all genres) by NPR Music Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2012 by NPR's A Blog Supreme Top 10 Albums of 2012 by Chicago Tribune "one of the most hauntingly beautiful recordings of this year — or any other. This magical, profoundly musical release embraces more aesthetic influences than one might have thought a cohesive recording could." —Chicago Tribune ★★★★ 1/2 -Downbeat "a masterpiece of grand vision and soaring compositions." —eMusic Even during a time when eclectic tastes are becoming the …MORE