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"Slocum's writing and playing emphasize a breathing, expressive, virtually speech-like flow of shifting meters... The young drummer constantly surprises, embracing the kit as a reactive and explorative multi-percussion whole. A fresh voice."

-Modern Drummer Magazine

Matt Slocum, Sanctuary
May 2019, Sunnyside Records
Gerald Clayton- piano, Larry Grenadier- bass, Matt Slocum- drums
Recorded at Sear Sound
Recording and mixing engineer- Brian Montgomery
Vinyl Mastering and Cutting by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
Vinyl Pressing by Quality Records Pressing
Artwork by Eelco Maan, http://eelcomaan.nl
Liner Notes by Ted Panken

Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Commission

September 15, 2020

I’m really honored and grateful to have been commissioned for a 2020 New Jazz Works Composition Grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This is a special program that is built around the composition, premiere, recording and subsequent performances of a new extended work. The other recipients are some of my…

New Recording and Tour

April 2, 2019

Matt Slocum, Sanctuary
May 31 on Sunnyside Records
Also available on audiophile vinyl!

"A meticulous, deeply realized work, remarkable not only for its coherence as a single arc but also for its evolving, authentic poignancy… This dreamlike, lyrical, fervent, floating music is capable of erupting in joy or pain."

-JazzTimes

"Matt Slocum has emerged as one of the great young drummers in New York City, and therefore all of jazz... Slocum clearly places empathy and ensemble eloquence over solo fireworks, with sublime results.”

-Minneapolis Star Tribune

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