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Concert: Matthew Frerck, Heart of the Ghost


Matthew Frerck is a free improvising bassist from Richardson Texas. Influenced by the recordings of John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Eric Dolphy and Miles Davis among others, Matthew has been deeply drawn towards creative improvisation and the extraordinary sounds of the double bass. He  studied jazz, creative improvisation, and new music at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and has performed in masterclasses for world renowned artists such as Vijay Iyer, Fred Hersch, and The Punch Brothers. Matthew is a member of the two creative music groups based in Oberlin Ohio, Hatchling and Matthew Frerck and his Model T Automobiles who recently opened for guitarist Tashi Dorji.

Heart of the Ghost is Luke Stewart (bass), Ian McColm (drums), Jarrett Gilgore (alto sax)
Heart of the Ghost is an improvisational unit from the Baltimore/Washington area. Comprised of Jarrett Gilgore (Alto Saxophone), Luke Stewart (Double Bass) and Ian McColm (Drums), this group is the culmination of years of encircling orbits. Collectively encompassing a massive variety of interests and collaborators and themselves known players in the circles of improvised music, these three find common ground within their individual vocabularies: an aim to deconstruct and reshape canonized creative tropes into a new & stunning language.