Matthias Lupri Group w/Myron Walden and Donny McCaslin
Metalix (a wondering and wandering suite)
Summit SMT 445
Street Date March 14/06
"Lupri exhibits a season approach to composition while also distinguishing himself as a first-rate improviser" - Bill Milkowski liner notes-
With ace alto and tenor saxophonists Myron Walden(Brian Blade, Freddie Huddard) and grammy nominated soloist Donny McCaslin(Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas),"Metalix" was recorded after a summer jazz festival tour cross Canada (including the Montreal Jazz festival) Europe's North Sea Jazz festival,and US shows. Modern original jazz with the sweet sounds of the vibraphone and fresh forward thinking players of today's NYC jazz scene; Nate Radley guitar, Thomson Kneeland acoustic bass and Jordan Perlson drums.
Lupri was also recently named as a rising artist on vibes in the latest Down Beat critics poll for the 2nd time.
See the Jazz Talk forum too at: Catching Up With Matthias Lupri
Some other CD’s by Matthias Lupri:
"Transition Sonic" on Summit Records - DCD 337 with adventurous electronic trumpeter Cuong Vu(Pat Metheny) and Mark Turner(Kurt Rosenwinkel)
"Same Time Twice" on Summit Records - DCD 337 with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson.
Shadow of the Vibe with George Garzone (Chartmaker Jazz CMG5060).
"Lupri, a migrant from rock drums to jazz vibes, plays fast, loose, and at the top of his game" Fred Bouchard, Down Beat,
"I find the Matthias Lupri Group exciting and refreshing..... " Jack De Johnette
Born in Germany, Lupri grew up in Kansas and Alberta, Canada. He studied drums and began playing professionally as a teenager in blues, rock and country music bands, including Juno winner George Fox. In his early 20's, while studying music in college, he became fascinated with jazz vibraphone music from listening to a recording of the legendary Gary Burton. Lupri recollects, "It totally changed my whole approach to music. For the next five years, while I was still on the road with rock bands, I would practice my vibes every day in my hotel room." Having found a new musical expression with the vibes, he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston to study with his mentor Gary Burton. Lupri’s CD’s have charted in the Top 40 Gavin and Top 15 CMJ Jazz Charts and Chart Magazine Canada.
Performances with Greg Osby, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Greg Hutchinson, Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Ian Froman, George Garzone, Jeff Ballard, Rick Margitza, Cuong Vu ...and at festivals in Montreal, North Sea, Atlanta, Ottawa, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Providence, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Clearwater Florida
"Look out for promising young vibraphonist Matthias Lupri, a protégé of Gary Burton." -Jazz For Dummies
"An enjoyable slice of advanced modern Jazz."- Al Merritt, UK Jazz London, Jazz Now
" Lupri hits hard on the solos, and comps with warm glow when George Garzone steps out. On "Investion" the power is scary..." - John Barrett -- JazzUSA
Lupri’s CD‚s are available at all major record stores or can be ordered online through his website at www.matthiaslupri.com