Broken Waltz- New Matt Otto CD

 Matt Otto is Kansas City based saxophonist, educator and blogger who has been featured many times on this blog. I've known Matt for over twenty years and we still play together on occasion. In August Matt will be coming out to Portland to do a few gigs with me at the Camellia Lounge and the Blue Monk. He will also be doing a master class on August 5th. Email me if you are interested in registering. I will be posting more information about that class soon.

Matt has been releasing his recent CDs exclusively on his blog, which happens also to be one of the best Jazz educational sites on the internet. Otto is asking his blog readers to send him a donation for any amount, in return he will send a link to download MP3 or FLAC files along with Concert PDF charts for all 10 tunes! The recording is beautiful, the playing is killing and the tunes are really interesting. I am really looking forward to playing some of these compositions when Otto comes to town.

  Otto is one of the leading tenor saxophonists of his generation and if you haven't checked out his educational website you should see all of the great free lessons he has posted.

Matt Otto will be performing at:
Camellia Lounge
(510 Northwest 11th Avenue  
Portland, OR 97209)
Saturday, Aug. 4th
w/David Valdez, George Colligan, Chris Higgin and Todd Strait

The Blue Monk
3341 Southeast Belmont Street  
Portland, OR 97214
Sunday, Aug. 5th
w/David Valdez, Chris Higgins, Chris Brown

1 comment:

Scooby said...

A very enjoyable release. The folk quality of some of the compositions along with the voicing of the tenor with the bass clarinet reminds me of a modern update of Jimmy Giuffre.

I'd love to hear you and Matt blow on some of these tunes. Hopefully you can post some recordings.