LiveWyre (Jazz Fusion)

by Ben Matthews

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Cameron Chung This album is an emotional rollercoaster. It leads with a bass heavy, fast-paced ostinato with a striking, dissonant theme. But the album is full of sweet melodies and slower paced moments where you can catch up on the wave of music that just overwhelmed you. Get lost in the effortless vocals in the reimagined cover of Wonderwall, or the instrumental solos that demonstrates the musicians' creative talents. Favorite track: The Captain.
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Affliction 09:12
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The Captain 13:47
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Esperanzish 06:24
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The Process 11:05
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LiveWyre is an original blend of cinematic, groove, neo-soul, jazz, ambient and fusion sounds. Much of the music draws influence of musicians who blend genres in their own writing style; the compositional sounds of jazz masters like Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi Uehara, Robert Glasper (etc) are alluded to throughout the music of the LiveWyre project.

This project was crowdfunded in July/August of 2016 by 138 backers. To everyone who helped to bring this project to life, who sent messages of kindness, love and encouragement - I cannot thank you enough!! Please enjoy this album as a token of my deepest appreciation. In particular I offer my deepest gratitude to -

The Perth Jazz Society, Victoria Ferdinands, Cameron Chung, Liam Richer, Andrew Napier, Robyn Shield, Gabbi Coenen, Erin Royer, Scott Percival, Fabian Malabello, Samuel Steere, David Fogarty, Naomi Tan, Yin Wee Lim, Ian Andrews, Kate Bond, Jillali Kabriti, Eugene Kakuzin, Christine Rowe, Gareth Hearne, Clare Bond, Jorge Castillo, Anthea Buma, Vern Ferdinands, Naomi Ferdinands, John Boucher, Kath Boucher, Ethan Lee, David Keep, Penelope Davison, Elliot Smith, Sean Little, Bronton Ainsworth, Joe Southwell, Holli Scott and my wonderful, incredible, dependable immediate and extended family.

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released June 29, 2017

Ben Matthews - Pianist & Composer/Arranger, Bronton Ainsworth - Drums, Joe Southwell - Bass, Sean Little - Saxophone.
Recorded in October 2016 at Villanova Studios. Sound Engineer and Mixing - Elliot Smith, Mastered by - Nate Wood.
Album artwork conceptualised and produced by Penelope May (Penlovely)

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Ben Matthews Perth, Australia

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Ben Matthews is a jazz pianist with neoromantic and film score influences.
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