MP3 Matt Otten - Secret Combination
Contemporary jazz guitar, very smooth and yet more than just ''smooth jazz''. Lush ballads and funky grooves, acoustic tunes and electronic beats, this CD combines the best of past and now. You''d better like jazz guitar, cause there''s a lot of it (76 min).
13 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz Fusion
Matt Otten started playing guitar at the age of 10, took lessons in classical guitar for seven years, during which he already became interested in jazz, started listening to the great jazz pioneers, and began to study the art of improvisation. In the years that followed, he continued to teach himself, hooked up with musicians and soon started to be recognized as a serious jazz player.
Some years ago he met singer Maria Harp and they ended up producing several albums together. The combination of Maria''s and Matt''s musical interest led to a widening of the scope of Matt''s music, to fusion and pop, which is apparent in their second album, for which Matt wrote the music, and recorded with a crew of internationally renowned guests from various musical worlds, such as Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Gary Willis, and Pino Palladino. Their latest duo album is an intimate acoustic album of just guitars and voice. Matt has also taken part in several other CD albums and has now released his own ''Secret Combination'' a comtemporary mix of jazz and modern rhythms and sounds, again showing his versatility as a universal guitar player with a strong jazz sense, and as a composer/producer.
Guest vocalist Maria Harp is featured on 3 tracks.