From reading his accompanying description of Arts and Crafts I get the feeling Matt Wilson is a sensitive soul; that impression is clearly borne out by his drumming. He is a veritable singer on the traps, always musical, always supportive, forever dialogic. Perhaps that’s why older heads like Dewey Redman have found an apt partner in Wilson. Dig his adroit stick work on “Webb City,” doing the Bud Powell anthem proud with a sense of fluid drive and crisp swing that at less than four minutes makes it lamentably brief.
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