One of the things that I look for in my musicians is the ability to take basic musical material and make it their own. Matt Young, the drummer for the upcoming album, is an expert at putting his own unique stamp on whatever he plays. That's why I love playing with him, and I love hearing him play. Matt is right there with you in the each moment, never going on autopilot. Matt's playing is hyper-creative in the best sort of way; and yet, it always feels effortless, smooth, natural. To me, it seems that the drums are a natural extension of Matt's personality, a way for him to communicate with his fellow musicians and create beautiful, artistic music. Simply put, Matt will blow your mind with the crazy polyrhythmic patterns he uses and is a total beast of a drummer, and at the same time, it always FEELS good.
Matt is also a skilled writer and performs and writes with the AMP Trio. He has toured with Bob Belden and performed internationally with a wide variety of artists.
But, ridiculous as he is, the thing that I appreciate the most about Matt is that he is a humble guy with a great attitude. He is always in it for the group, and I've never so much as sensed any entitlement from him to get more attention or recognition, although his musicianship certainly merits it! I'm excited about the beautiful sounds that Matt will bring to this album.
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is a saxophonist/composer residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.