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Matt Eakle: Flute Jazz

Flutist Matt Eakle, when most will recognize from the David Grisman quartet, teams with guitarist Davis Ramey and bassist Harvie Swartz for his first recording. There’s plenty here to get excited about.

All are leaders in their own right, but they express musical empathy for one another, a characteristic I feel compelled to point out since so many recordings are simply platforms for musical self-indulgence. Each shares ample opportunities for improvisational space, including the wonderfully rendered “A Simple Matter” and “Trouble Thoughts.”

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