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Mettā by ​Matt Ridley
Following up his debut release on Whirlwind (Thymos, 2013), his new album Mettā - OUT NOW


    matt ridley BassSince graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2005, Matt has established himself as one of the most versatile, creative and hard-working bass players in the UK. Based in London, he has performed worldwide and at many of the UK's most prestigious venues such as the Purcell Room, the Cadogan Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, the King’s Place, the Barbican, and the O2 Arena.

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    Matt's new Quintet Project 'The Antidote' is set to record debut album at the end of October! Come and check out the pre-recording gig @ The Vortex, Dalston on 22nd October 2019!!

    Longtime collaborator Ant Law joins the Matt Ridley Quartet for a one off show at Ronnie Scott's 23/4/18. Bring your axe and sit in after the band set!

    'Mettā' receives airplay on Jazz FM, to listen on catchup, click this link

Albums by Matt Ridley


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The seven extended originals of Mettā arise from an almost strategic, compositional plan which inspires engaging extemporisation from all players.


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"I envisaged a sound encompassing the exotic flavors and emotions of Middle Eastern music with the jazz sensibility of improvisation on complex structures,"

The MJQ Celebration

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The ‘MJQ Celebration’ is a coming together of some of today’s most celebrated UK jazz musicians, to pay homage to one of the most celebrated jazz ensembles of all time, the ‘Modern Jazz Quartet’