Sweet Lou: The MD Group/Sextet
The Matt Dickey Group/Sextet got together after a long hiatus for this session at Matt’s Studio! Sweet Lou is a tune Matt wrote more than 22 years ago and never properly recorded…until now! Featuring: Doron Lev (drums), Judd Nielsen (organ), Andrew Gould (alto sax), Matt Garrison (tenor sax), and Dave Levy (trumpet). Jon Slackman manning the cameras and video edits!
The Purdie Shuffle: A Collaboration
Bernard Purdie is a legendary drummer, and one of Matt’s all-time favorites. Naturally, when he watched the Purdie Shuffle Video as part of Telefunken’s Live From The Lab series, he was inspired to add some stuff to it!
Paul Connors Organ Trio
Matt plays a fun rendition of “Ain’t it Funky Now/It’s About That Time” with Paul Connors (organ) and Jon Doty (drums) as part of the weekly Thursday Night Organ Grooves at the Ossining Elks Lodge. See Jazz At The Lodge for more info.
Brokedown Palace: Reimagined
As part of the Dead Covers Project 2022, Matt created his own version of one of his favorite Dead tunes!
Trucker Hat Jazz: HEY JOE (The Accidental Hendrix)
Matt was gifted some time in NYU’s Dolan Studio to sketch out some ideas. When he took those ideas home for further development, he realized this song already exists! Alas, the Accidental Hendrix was born…
A HUGE special thanks to Ernesto Valenzuela and Parichat Songmuang at NYU for the session!
The Valley Hour: Cindy Cashdollar
Cindy Cashdollar and Andy Stack perform on The Valley Hour, a monthly Hudson Valley based concert music experience streamed live from The Howland Center in Beacon, NY. Matt serves as the Technical Director and performs live video switching as well as audio support.
Uglybraine at Telefunken: Live From The Lab
“Sometimes” with Uglybraine as part of the Telefunken Live From The Lab video Series.
In addition to the guitar/string synth, Matt contributed the audio mix/master and video editing
HUGE thanks to Alan Venitosh at Telefunken!
Matt had a blast recording these guys at Indaba Music Studio a few years back:
Trucker Hat Jazz: Auld Lang Syne
Matt had some fun in his Highland Studio over the holidays:
A Tribute Called Quest:
We hung out in the studio one day and came up with this…Matt on Guitar, Audio and Video. Doron Lev on Drums and Vox, Alex Busby Smith on Bass and vox.
Merrily with You:
Tara O’Grady with Friends Annalyse & Ryan team up at Highland Studio for some holiday cheer. Video produced by Jon Slackman and Five Corner Films, audio recorded by Matt (who also makes a cameo in the background).
Don’t Slip Remixed Live with In The Loop:
Live remixing, jamming in the studio with guitar, guitar synth, foot controllers and laptop…
Loud Apartment with Bernie Worrell:
“Here it Comes” From the “Get Up, Get Down” CD Release party at Drom, NYC. February 9, 2012.
Mash This At Home:
An audiovisual mashup of the Try This At Home recording:
Each song on the album is represented in some way by the mashup. In other words, at any given moment in the mashup, you may hear a drum part from one song with a bass-line from another, horn riffs from one or more songs, and harmonic material from yet another. All of these audio clips are further manipulated, using filtering, time stretching/compressing, reverse playback, pitch adjustments, and long swells of reverberation (among other techniques). The visual element utilizes photographs of the album cover and some of the musicians involved. Similar to the audio, these photos are manipulated and distorted — often beyond recognition — in an attempt to support visually what is happening sonically. This video was originally produced in anticipation of the release of Try This At Home. A trailer, if you will.