Matt Wilson "Gathering Call" Interview

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by Samuel Weinberg

Matt Wilson’s Quartet has a new record, Gathering Call (Palmetto), which features the addition of the pianist John Medeski. Although a consistent member for the past few years, Gathering Call is the first Matt Wilson Quartet record with the cornetist Kirk Knuffke, yet it maintains the tenor saxophonist Jeff Lederer and bassist Chris Lightcap from the previous record, That’s Gonna Leave a Mark. Interspersing a host of covers (most notably Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”) with characteristically delightful and playful originals (the theme of the title track and “Some Assembly Required”, the hard swinging “How…

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