Photos by Indofunk Satish
The Matt Dickey Group is a smaller, more intimate combo. It can be anywhere from a trio to a sextet, covering mostly original material from Try This At Home and Cartography, Vol. 1 while stretching out with more group improvisation and sonic exploration. Additionally, they play standards as well as modern takes on older, rare-groove recordings a la Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, Melvin Sparks, and Jimmy Smith (among others).
The MD 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!
Check out the MD Group performing Matt’s composition “In The AM” – live from Astoria, Queens on December 30, 2019:
Here’s some additional footage from MD Group gigs in NYC (courtesy of Sean Nowell):