HARMOLODIC MONK Review from Sandy Brown Jazz

Matt Lavelle and John Pietaro Harmolodic Monk By Howard Lawes Harmolodic Monk is an album by Matt Lavelle playing by turns cornet, flugelhorn and alto clarinet and John Pietaro on vibraphone, bodhran, congas and percussion. There are 10 tracks with a total playing time of 72 minutes. Quoting from the Read More

Could Become a Milestone of the Genre: Harmolodic Monk

CD Review:  By Vittorio Lo Conte http://www.musiczoom.it Between the music of Thelonious Monk and that of Ornette Coleman there is quite a distance, yet the two musicians on this album manage to delete this gap and make a tribute to Monk different from anything done so far – and that’s saying Read More

Gina Loves Jazz on Harmolodic Monk

Harmolodic Monk Trumpet and flugelhorn artist Matt Lavelle studied with Ornette Coleman back in 2005 and subsequently took on the alto clarinet as well. The avant-garde musician who also has his own blog, teams up with John Pietaro, the vibraphonist and percussionist for an album of the music of Thelonious Read More

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“A Must Hear For Monk Fans” – George Fendel’s Review of Harmolodic Monk

HARMOLODIC MONK (UR9953) CD Review:  http://www.jsojazzscene.org/cdreviews.htm by George Fendel   Harmolodic Monk; Matt Lavelle, trumpet, flugelhorn and alto clarinet; and John Pietaro, vibes and percussion. Monk’s Music is interpreted with thought, creativity and a hint of mystery by this imaginative duo. It’s definitely Monk with all sorts of new shadings Read More

Disc of The Year – A Review of Harmolodic Monk From Russia

Matt Lavelle / John Pietaro – Harmolodic Monk This great album may well claim the title of “disc of the year”. Formally it belongs in the category tribute album, but it was too different from the usual work of this kind. Especially because we have a double tribute here. One Read More

“Special Sauce” : Julie reviewed by Midwest Record

UNSEEN RAIN JULIE LYON QUINTET/Julie: It’s interesting to see that the new generation of jazz divas can draw water from the same well but still manage to spike the drink with a special sauce of their own that gives them some distinctive real estate to plant a flag on. Certainly Read More

Matt Lavelle’s 12 Houses Recording Session

12 Houses Recording session at Systems Two in Brooklyn.  All photos by Jeff Evans. Matt Lavelle – conductor, composer, trumpet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet,  Anaïs Maviel – voice, Lee Odom -Clarinet, soprano saxophone, Charlie Waters – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Ras Moshe – tenor saxophone, concert flute, bells, Tim Stocker – Read More

Terrific Review of Pat Hall: Time Remembered by Rotcod Zzaj

  Pat Hall – TIME REMEMBERED (THE MUSIC OF BILL EVANS): Pat’s trombone work is just “kickin’” on this great tribute to the music of Bill Evans. …and very nicely complemented by organ from Greg “Organ Monk” Lewis, guitar from Marvin Sewell and drums by Mike Campenni. Tunes like the Read More

New Sumari Download Available Everywhere

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Sumari Digital Release Tuesday October 21, 2014

Sumari: Matt Lavelle, Jack DeSalvo and Tom Cabrera. Three post-modern multi-instrumentalist shamans channeling intrepid music extending from jazz into new music and folk and World music.

Review of Joris Teepe’s workaholic on JazzFlits

Just a cursory glance at the biography and discography of bassist, composer and producer Joris Teepe makes you smile in the title of his latest album. Since his arrival in New York (in 1992) he is a much sought after musician. And that’s an understatement. His contributions to recordings of Read More

Audiophile Audition Review of Pat Hall: Time Remembered

Jazz CD Reviews Pat Hall – “Time Remembered” – The Music of Bill Evans [TrackList follows] – Unseen Rain An unusual quartet takes an equally unusual run through Bill Evans territory. Published on October 2, 2014 Pat Hall – “Time Remembered” – The Music of Bill Evans [TrackList follows] – Read More

All About Jazz Review of Pat Hall: Time Remembered

Patrick Hall: Time Remembered: The Music Of Bill Evans (2014) By JOHN EPHLAND, Published: September 27, 2014 | 1,232 views The unconventional inside a conventional skin. That’s what we have here with trombonist Pat Hall’s offering Time Remembered: The Music of Bill Evans. Playing it from the bottom up, so Read More


By Josh Campbell A very interesting album from Matt Lavelle and John Pietaro. The concept, and I love concept albums, is to use Monk compositions and Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic methods. Interestingly, we find John Pietraro on the vibraphone in addition to percussion leading to a unique duet. Matt Lavelle is Read More

Review of Juniper on Wondering Sound

Jack DeSalvo & Tom Cabrera, 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 Read More

Pat Hall’s Time Remembered Reviewed by George Fendel

Media Alert: Pat Hall’s Time Remembered: The Music of Bill Evans (Unseen Rain UR9960) Street Date August 5, 2014 Pat Hall: Trombone, Greg “Organ Monk” Lewis: Organ, Marvin Sewell: Guitar, Mike Campenni: Drums http://www.unseenrainrecords.com/?p=880 CD Review: http://www.jsojazzscene.org/cdreviews.htm by George Fendel Considering the fact that Bill Evans passed away nearly 35 Read More


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 Read More


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JUN 29 HARMOLODIC MONK Album Release Event Whynot Jazz Room

HARMOLODIC MONK Album Release Event Whynot Jazz Room, Sunday, July29, 7:30PM 14 Christopher St, NYC Harmolodic Monk is matt Lavelle (trumpet, alto clarinet, flugelhorn) and John Pietaro (vibes, percussion). The pair will be performing a set of selections from their Unseen Rain Records debut album, one which explores some of Read More