The new CD is finally here! It’s a great pleasure to bring this to you and I sincerely hope you enjoy the music. The only way to get it is through the website here. And when you do you get the special DIGITAL EDITION with my arrangement of “Seven Steps to Heaven” as a bonus track! Oh yeah!!
A few words from Phil: “Latin Jazz” and “Straight ahead” always have a strong presence in my mind. But over the last 5 years, with all the extensive traveling I’ve done to many countries across the world, my vocabulary has once again been changing. The perfect place to be. I feel the transition to a profound new set of rhythmic and musical ideas. The expansion of vocabulary. The change and stretching of concepts. In the process of it all, it’s important for me that it sounds natural. Not forced. And that it is subtle in its use. That the music above of all is served by it. Not that the music serves as a background to play new chops over. This music is a reflection of all those influences I have had over the last few years. A picture of all the people and places I have seen. Maybe, even a dedication to everything that made me feel at home, no matter where I was. In this mind set we present this music to you and hope you enjoy it. At home everywhere.
Behind the scenes – The Making of “At Home Everywhere”
In this video you can see and hear about the CD. Meet some of the folks involved and have a glimpse at some of the gear I used
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Here is a preview. Have a listen!
When you buy through my website you get my arrangement of one my favorite standards ever: “Seven Steps to Heaven” as a bonus track!! Oh yeah!! 😉
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Here are some shots from the session. Also gives you a nice feel of what the week was like.
[pullquote4 align=”center” variation=”black” cite=”George W. Harris – Jazz Weekly”]Unlike certain presidents, drummers are able to “lead from behind.” Phil Maturano does an excellent job of it as he mixes originals with covers with a rotating trio team of Phil Palombi-Michael O’Brien-Irio O’Farrill /b and Matthew Fries-Christian Torkewitz/p. his brushes go easy and breezy on the striding read of Wayne Shorter’s “Fee Fi Fo Fum” while “Speak No Evil” has a latin groove amplified by O’Farrils electric bass. Deep grooves are laid down on the blusy strut “Nerd Girl” which has Fries delivering Monk-like chords, while suble work by Torkewitz is featured on the “Rainy Street Corner” with a bluesy back beat supplied by drums and bass. Maturano taps out a hip and crisp pattern on ”Two Left Feet” and works the cymbals to perfection on the gently driving “Zebras.” Rich and melodious, with rhythm to burn.[/pullquote4]
[pullquote4 align=”center” variation=”black” cite=”MIDWEST RECORD CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher”]The swinging, grooving drummer hits it out of the park again as he shows that he’s one of those drummers that knows how to give everyone some. Keeping the ball in play as he passes it to different courts along the way, the changes are never so jarring that you have to stop and think about it, you just enjoy the groove. Flexing his muscles beyond his normal straight ahead and Latin jazz perimeters, Maturano is the kind of cat that doesn’t let you down. Well done.[/pullquote4]
[pullquote4 align=”center” variation=”black” cite=”Pete Lockett”]In this new release, Phil really comes across with all the dignity and feel of al old master but with a precise and modern edge. Challenging, risky and involved tunes, inter-spliced with modulated rhythms and virtuosic presence throughout, all three players take the listener on a white water rafting experience through the music. Any drummer who takes their jazz seriously simply has to study this work and this mans subtle and imaginative playing. One of the best Jazz releases I have heard for a long time.[/pullquote4]
[pullquote4 align=”center” variation=”black” cite=”Jazz Society of Oregon“]A new name to me, Phil Maturano has enlisted a couple of heavy hitters in pianist Matthew Fries and bassist Phil Palombi. This trio is heard on most of the material here, but there are others who appear on a few tunes. The program represents a strong, well chosen menu of jazz classics and some bright and listenable titles by Maturano. The classics include two Wayne Shorter tunes, “Fee Fi Fo Fum” and “Speak No Evil,” as well as the John Carisi classic “Israel” and a freshly minted arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie’s Groovin’ High.” The remaining tunes are Maturano’s original works, and they’re loaded with earcatching meter and sometimes unexpected melody lines. Pianist Fries is especially impressive and needs to be heard from more frequently. This album neatly combines a traditional piano trio sound with a contemporary feel. It all works very well.[/pullquote4]