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Published: 2010/11/08
by Alex Borsody

Matt Dickey
Try This at Home

Matt Dickey blends rock and straight ahead NYC jazz to create an album with an emphasis on quality control. After a production process of nearly four years, Dickey has come up with Try This At Home, a collection of original, instrumental jazz/funk, infused with world music, hip-hop and electronica. Full Ensemble arrangements and rhythm section improvisations round out the album. The recording was done 99% in his home studio where he wrote, arranged, produced and engineered the album using Ableton Live.

Try This at Home features some of NYC’s best session musicians. “Late Night I,” “Late Night II” and “Late Night III” were co-written and performed by producer/drummer Adam Deitch, alongside jazz notables Panagiotis Andreou and Manu Koch. These three tracks showcase Deitch’s drumming and have an ambient, dreamy feel, evoking the late night jam sessions from which they were likely born. “Money Shot Scot” features the second half of the band Break Science, with Borahm Lee on the keyboards. Lee comes through with light, sophisticated jazz modulations, played over a melody held down by a full horn section. The years of hard work show on Dickey’s Try This at Home, prove an interesting listen for any jazz aficionado or fan of the NYC underground music scene.

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