Reeds_Ryan-300x198Matt Lavelle’s compositional focus is on wide-ranging improvising from not only master jazz players like Ras Moshe and Charlie Waters, but pioneering players on traditionally classical instruments including Claire de Brunner on bassoon and Gil Selinger on cello. These seemingly disparate worlds live together in harmolodic comfort and explosive musicality that is also simultaneously big band and improvising chamber orchestra.

Lavelle’s familiarity with his band allows each instrumentalist’s radiance to shine through via his writing and conduction. What’s most important, though, is this band/orchestra/constellation swings and grooves whether they’re taking you to Alpha Centuri or New Orleans.


Brooklyn Mountain

Knee Braces

Cherry Swing

Moonflower interlude


MATT LAVELLE –  cornet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet, conduction
LEE ODOM – soprano saxophone and clarinet

CHARLES WATERS –  alto saxophone and clarinet
RAS MOSHE BURNETTE – tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, bells
TIM STOCKER –  baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
MARY CHERNEY –  flute, piccolo
CLAIRE de BRUNNER – bassoon
JACK DeSALVO –  banjo, mandola
JOHN PIETARO –  vibraphone, percussion
FRANÇOIS GRILLOT – double-bass
RYAN SAWYER –  drums



Juniper “This is the kind of music that results from artists who invest years in learning their instruments and expressing them in ways that fall outside normal conventions. DeSalvo and Cabrera have partnered their guitars and percussion before, and that investment, too, bears fruit on their newest. This music has the heart and soul of the Cherry/Walcott/Vasconcelos Codona trio recordings… […]

The Crossing Incandescent music and marvelous performances from guitarist Jack DeSalvo, pianist Bob Rodriguez, mallet man Arthur Lipner, double-bassist Todd Urban and drummer-percussionist Jon Berger: The Crossing. A Thousand Angels Yikes Bass Station Sambadharma Arriving This Is What the Silence Sounds Like The Crossings Are Underground 5thsp Turning The Crossing is a quintet of musician/composers whose dedication to each others […]

Triangulation Maple Sugar Boy Otra Cosa Aparte Penumbra Sex and Violence Resectioning  Fulminate Trio Anders Nilsson (guitar), Ken Filiano (double-bass, effects), Michael Evans (drums and percussion) Recorded February 24, 2014 Tedesco Studio, Paramus, NJ Design by Qua’s Eye Graphix Mixed and Mastered by Jim DeSalvo at Beanstudio, Wayne, NJ Executive producers: Gene Gaudette, Jim DeSalvo and Jack DeSalvo Produced by Jack DeSalvo UR9949

Unseen Rain Records presents Remolina, featuring legendary clarinetist and saxophonist Blaise Siwula with his remarkable co-conspirators Dmitry Ishenkoon double-bass and Dave Miller on drums. Remolina is an album of eccentric beauty in which an almost clairvoyant interplay envelops the proceedings while still managing to swing with a distinctive lilt. Alba Boreal Diamante Capullo Nemus Riven Viridis Temozón Morisco Girasol Pérgola Rosette Stauros Talavera Dentata Blaise Siwula Dmitry Ishenko […]

Bassist and composer Joris Teepe, who first appeared on Unseen Rain on Lewis Porter’s Trio Solo, has reason to be Workaholic. While his adroit bass playing is constantly in-demand by other jazz greats, he presents here an extraordinary album of his own music. Along with Joris on double-bass and electric bass, Workaholic features legendary drummer Mike Clark of Herbie Handcock’s Headhunters […]

“While Pat Hall could stand on stage with any ensemble, his ability to blend and gently guide this eclectic 4tet is worthy of special note. Greg “Organ Monk” Lewis is a critically acclaimed performer cut from the Larry Young mold while guitarist Marvin Sewell and drummer Mike Campenni provide the finesse necessary to help tie these compositions together.”  – Brent Black […]

Harmolodic Monk Matt Lavelle (cornet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet) John Pietaro (vibraphone, bodhrán, congas, percussion) Blue Monk Crepuscule with Nellie Epistrophy Green Chimneys In Walked Bud Let’s Cool One Light Blue Monks Mood Nutty Pannonica Round Midnight Ruby My Dear From producer Jack DeSalvo’s Liner Notes: In the work of both Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, the dichotomy of ancient, pre-western approaches and extreme modernism live […]

SUMARI Three post-modern multi-instrumentalist shamans channeling intrepid music extending from jazz into new music and folk and World music. Matt Lavelle (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet Jack DeSalvo (mandola, cello, guitars) Tom Cabrera (bodhrán, tar, riq, doumbek, bass drum, percussion) Seth Dance Counterparts are Comparatively Encountered Scientific Cults and Private Paranoias Reincarnational Civilizations Alternate Presents and Multiple Focus The Gates of […]

“Julie Lyon Quintet is the best cure for the blues… Julie will give you almost an hour of warm, sincere and very cozy jazz. This American vocalistand her partners do not seek to create some bold experiments, avant-garde delights or to display the power of the voice. The voice of Julie Lyonis not about free rein sound but rather depth of experience and the aura of the truth of jazz will not leave you from the first track to the last.” – – Leonid Auskern, Jazzquad, Russia Julie Love for Sale Bye Bye Blackbird Dindi Comes Love Everytime We […]