Indeed… Well, Simian Carbuncle is the name of a new improvising duo with myself and Adrian Southby. It cements our earlier explorations into free improvisation with prepared guitars, culminating in a fantastic performance at the Rose Hill in Brighton, supporting the incredible Sloth Racket. That performance will be available soon via Phonocene Records, but for… Continue reading Simian Carbuncle..?
OUT NOW for pre-order: new album from MC3 “Sounds Of The City” Sounds Of The City, my new album with MC3, is available for pre-order now. If you buy now, you get 2 tracks immediately (you can listen to these now), and the rest when it releases. I’m also really excited to announce that it… Continue reading New Album “Sounds Of The City” Out 03/06/22
30th April is International Jazz Day – MC3 (Matt, James and Charlotte) will be performing along with Martin Pyne/David Beebee duo and Yellow Door at the Folklore Rooms in Brighton. Tickets are £7.50, or £10 on the door, and you can buy them via Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/430-folklore-rooms.
Recorded in a single, improvised session at Brighton Electric Studios, initially the EP was intended to be a session to work out some new ideas with drummer Darren Beckett, but I liked the recordings so much that I decided to release them as a standalone EP… You can check it out and buy via my… Continue reading New EP “Brighton Electric” Out Now!
“UK guitarist Matt Clark is a seasoned world traveler. In the pandemic year of 2020, he did not let the lockdown keep him from peregrination. He knows that to travel fast, you must travel light. Meaning without baggage, and this trio recording, One From Brooklyn, crosses the Atlantic without leaving his home studio…” Read the full review here.
I recently did an interview for All About Jazz for their Take Five series: I’ve consciously avoided playing jazz standards. Listening to guitarists like Marc Ribot and Mary Halvorson, the music initially sounds really random. But when you get into their music, it’s not! This made me think about how I play and led me… Continue reading Take Five Interview – All About Jazz
“FROM BRIGHTON to Brooklyn in thirty minutes, guitarist/bassist Matt Clark has fashioned, in this lockdown-enforced, home-studio creation, a sidewalking soundtrack influenced by his recollections of New York and Chicago, where he experienced first-hand their avant-garde jazz scenes. “Across seven tracks, the guitarist creates an ambulatory soundscape evoking big-city panoramas, twilit vistas and populational bustle; and… Continue reading One From Brooklyn Review by Adrian Pallant
I interviewed Matt Clark about his new album which he describes as “Jazz influenced grooves. Combining a love of lo-fi loops and samples, and influenced by the avant-garde scenes of New York and Chicago…”—First off let’s talk about your musical background. You’ve been involved in music for 35 years in various genres. When did you… Continue reading Interview With Nick Nightingale
The first review is out! Huge thanks to Sammy Stein for the fantastic review of my upcoming album “One From Brooklyn” on Jazz Views: “A familiarity develops … with the surrounding riffs, motifs and noises being added to a steady, solid central phrase, short or long, and this works well. Here, the guitar-led music is… Continue reading First Review Of “One From Brooklyn”
Here’s the first teaser for the new album. This is from the opening track, coincidentally titled “Opening Gambit”. The album will be available for pre-order via my Bandcamp page from 5th March.