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The Matt Roberts Quartet by The Matt Roberts Quartet

4 very talented L.A. based musicians come together to spin some great classic tunes and some original compositions with a great contemporary sound that still nods to their legendary predecessors. The kicker? None of them are of legal age to drink. Band leader and guitarist Matt Roberts spearheads this Quartet of which the average age is 18, and all of its players are way beyond their years in sensability and tone. Roberts' wraps some traditional jazz guitar idioms with an unspoken and obvious urgency to break the rules, and his colleagues do an excellent job in their own right of rocking the boat along with him.

Included on the 8-song CD is a very interesting and modernized rendition of 'Footprints', a Wayne Shorter fave that never seems to go out of style. This is only the starting point, and if they're this good now, some great things are waiting for them down the road. 3 1/2 stars.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: The Matt Roberts Quartet
  • CD Title: The Matt Roberts Quartet
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Tracks: San Francisco Song, Epiphany,Movin On, Something To Hide, In The Hands Of Fate
  • Rating: Three Stars
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