After the Storm
Personnel: Matt Slocum (drums/compositions), Gerald Clayton (piano), Massimo Biolcati (bass) The project was supported by grants from the Puffin Foundation and the American Music Center's CAP Recording Program, made possible by endowment funds from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. 'After an auspicious debut in 2009 with Portraits, the drummer-composer continues mining a thoughtful, tastefully tweaked seam in modern jazz on a new trio album After The Storm.' -Los Angeles Times 'An inveterate swinger with a brisk, highly interactive touch and a penchant for melodicism, drummer Matt Slocum is also a thoughtful composer who sets up his team like a savvy point guard running an offense.' -JazzTimes "Some of the most exciting piano, bass and drum work you'll hear since E.S.T.' -Jazz Journal UK "The man has found his drumming voice, and at an early age!" -Peter Erskine "Slocum is not just a tasteful polyrhythmic drummer, whose subtle use of brushes and mallets brings shading and colour to his playing and who swings whatever the tempo, but also a composer of considerable promise...Thoroughly recommended." -Jazzwise 'One of his generation's most highly regarded drummers ... Matt Slocum is more than a rising star drummer--he is a composer of startling melodic sophistication.' -JazzPolice "The trio's communication is palpable-each player's effervescence supporting and lifting each other and the music to higher grounds... Present day jazz is clearly not stagnate in the very good hands (and sticks) of Matt Slocum." -All About Jazz.