"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
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…
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."
"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