(Bio excerpt from Matt’s site)
BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 finalist, saxophonist Matt Carmichael releases his first album, Where Will the River Flow on Friday, March 12, 2021.
Featuring his quartet with award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie, bassist Ali Watson and drummer Tom Potter, the album comprises nine original compositions that reflect Carmichael’s strong engagement with Scottish traditional music and Scandinavian influences as well as his immersion in jazz since his early teens.
Now twenty-one and soon to graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Carmichael is a product of Glasgow’s thriving youthful jazz scene. He began playing saxophone at school in East Dunbartonshire and despite not being especially aware of the instrument at the time, he discovered a natural aptitude for it….
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