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Matthew Brown, Free-lancer, Teacher, Bass Lessons, Ma

Cape Cod And Worcester, Massachusetts

I'm a freelance bassist, and I also sing and play flute. I have a jazz duo with Rich Falco, jazz director at WPI, and I freelance with different groups here on Cape Cod. I also lead a jazz duo, Matt Brown Jazz

I used to teach music privately at the Clemente Studio and at my own studio near Worcester State College, but I'm too busy playing these days. I do occasionally book individual lessons -- see Matt Brown Bass Lessons for more information.

A few years back, I had the chance to do some cruise ship work; I was contacted by Holland America to work on their ship, the Eurodam, on its maiden voyage.

I also had the good fortune to perform with Ray Price and his Breton band Trouz Bras --that's "Big Noise" (pronounced True Brazz). I also perform top 40, blues and R and B -- whatever comes along. Check out my lessons and articles at this site to get an idea of my approach. Here's are videos of my group; I'm playing an Azola Acoustic Baby Bass.
Rich Falco and Matt from operations on Vimeo.

I Love All Kinds Of Music

Although fretless electric bass is my main instrument, I have played upright when the music called for it. Here's a sample of my upright playing with Celtic band Trouz Bras, on a Breton song called Jump Currently, I play an MTD Kingston Heir four-string for pop and rock, and a Veillette 4-string archtop fretless for jazz. I'm trying out a Michael Kelly 5-string Club Deluxe -- we'll see how it works out!

Musical Influences

  • Rich Falco, Ed Friedland, Steve Swallow, Oliver Nelson, Michael Moore, Avishai Cohen
  • Charlie Haden, Danu, Lunasa, Planxty, Old Blind Dogs, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, Chuck Rainey, Pat Metheny, Bulgarian Vocal Music
  • Jaco (natch!), John Scofield, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, MJQ.

Favorite Recordings

  • Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore, Skyedance, Petra Hayden and Bill Frissell
  • John Scofield "Bar Talk", "Loud Jazz", Traut/Rodby, The Duo Life
  • Jim Hall with Ron Carter, GRP Big Band "All Blues"

Favorite Lessons