The Matt Savage Trio will release “HOT TICKET: Live in Boston,” their new live jazz album, on January 22, 2008 on Savage Records, distributed via Palmetto Records (MRI/RED). The album was recorded in September of 2007 during the Trio’s two-concert gig at Tufts University’s prestigious Distler Performance Hall at the Granoff Music Center. Featuring Matt Savage on keyboards, “HOT TICKET” marks his debut recording with dynamic new Trio members, Dave Robaire on bass and Joe Saylor on drums.
True to its name, “HOT TICKET” features a number of new compositions written by Savage as well as a host of favorites from the Trio’s previous albums. The album includes eight new Savage-penned compositions including the Latin-fueled song, “Muy Caliente,” and the beautiful new ballads, “Colors” and “Setting Sun.” “HOT TICKET” also features “El Fuego” from the Trio’s “Chasing Your Tail” 2003 release and “Curacao,” the Caribbean-flavored composition that the Trio performed last year on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (featured on the “Quantum Leap” CD). Rounding out the set list is a stunning performance of Miles Davis’ “Seven Steps to Heaven.”
As a grand finale to 2007, in December, Matt Savage and his music will be featured on “Piano Jazz,” the popular National Public Radio (NPR) syndicated series hosted by Marian McPartland. The broadcast begins nationwide on December 25 and will air on local stations in the following one to two weeks after the initial feed date. The broadcast will be available for listening via streaming web cast (www.pianojazz.org) and will also be featured on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Piano Jazz” broadcasts that air Sundays at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.
Preceding the January 22 street date release of “HOT TICKET,” the album will be available for special holiday pre-release in November of 2007. All pre-orders are available exclusively via the Trio’s website at www.savagerecords.com.
“HOT TICKET” follows the Matt Savage Trio’s 2006 studio album, “Quantum Leap,” which reached the Top 25 on the Jazz Week charts and was heard on jazz radio stations throughout the country. “The great thing about recording a live album,” says Matt, “is the synchronicity between the musicians and the audience. I think we achieved that with the ‘HOT TICKET’ concerts and I’m really pleased that our energy comes through on the CD as well.”
In September, several articles described the extraordinary talent of fifteen-year-old Savage. American Way profiled Matt in their September 15 issue (“In the Company of Genius”) and the Boston Herald proclaimed, “Jazz prodigy makes ‘Leap’ to maturity.” Exceptionally gifted beyond his years, Matt Savage continues to evolve in leaps and bounds. He has left behind the banner of “child prodigy” and is embracing the praise that comes from vision, technique and dedication to his craft. “I don’t think of myself as a genius,” Matt says. “I’m just a person who expresses himself through various types of music.” “HOT TICKET” promises to be an exciting and dynamic expression for this talented — and maturing — composer and musician.
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