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Matthew Read Trio - new album and UK tour January - April 2018.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

We have received the following press release;


The Matthew Read Trio
Ref: BOD002

Release date – Friday 9 February 2018

Thursday 15 February 2018 – launch at Kansas Smitty’s, London
& on tour

The Matthew Read Trio features Matthew Read on double bass, Benedict Wood on guitar and Arthur Newell on drums. Drawing influence from a multitude of styles including jazz, folk, country, hip hop, dance music, spirituals and both European and American church music, the trio creates an exciting soundscape of melody driven music.

Anecdotes Vol 2 follows on from the trio’s 2016 debut release Anecdotes. “I decided to write music for the trio that told stories. I felt early on that this band was one that would respond well to slightly more left field forms of inspiration than other bands I have played in,” says Read.

Anecdotes Vol 2 features eleven original compositions based on Read’s experiences including ‘K.‘, an imagining of the music that might be played if Kendrick Lamar and Kurt Rosenwinkel were to play together; ‘Burke & Hare’, a pretty melody with a contrasting, darker harmonic undercurrent that reflects its subject matter including 19th Century serial killers; and ‘Revolutions’, a piece that laments the loss of interest in physical media formats.

“What’s nice about Anecdotes Vol 2 is that, whilst the first album was telling my story, the new one is telling our collective story,” continues Read. “We’ve spent so much time rehearsing, playing, travelling and generally hanging out together, that the new tunes are based on our joint experiences.”


• 28th - The Phoenix, York
• 29th - Jazz at the Peer Hat, Manchester
• 30th - Parr Jazz, Liverpool

• 2nd - Jazz Cafe, Newcastle
• 3rd - Zeffirellis, Ambleside
• 5th - Kenilworth Jazz Club
• 6th - Slouch, Glasgow
• 7th - The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
• 8th - Tchai Ovna, Glasgow
• 9th - Cafe Lento, Leeds
• 10th - Pizza Express, Maidstone
• 11th - Southampton Modern Jazz Club
• 13th - The Spotted Dog, Birmingham
• 15th - Kansas Smitty’s, London
• 16th - The Cornerhouse, Winchester
• 18th - Hot Numbers, Cambridge
• 22nd - Cafe Jazz, Cardiff

• 8th - The Forge, Basingstoke
• 15th - Norden Farm Centre For the Arts, Maidenhead

• 11th - Speakeasy, Torquay

Matthew Read:

Double bassist, electric bassist, composer and arranger, Matthew Read studied bass with Tom Mason at Alton College, Hampshire, funded by a college music scholarship. Read graduated with a first class honours degree in Jazz from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Dankworth Prize for Big Band composition and arranging.

The Matthew Read Trio is in the process of Crowdfunding the final stages of this project -

Distribution through Discovery:

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