I've been writing and learning a lot this past year and a half. I've released a lot of new material through my new project Saxapella, however I have a lot of music in me that doesn't revolve around the saxophone (if you can believe it !). This is the first of many songs and compositions that I will be releasing in the coming months. I perform and sing everything on the track and recorded/mixed/mastered it in my home studio. Hope you like it ! Download it here
Alex Mathias Quartet feat. Jake Hertzog (USA)
Reunited for the first time since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2006, Irish saxophonist and composer Alex Mathias and New York based guitarist Jake Hertzog (Winner of Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition 2006) made a special tour of Ireland in October 2011. Here's a preview from the tour..
"Meshuga" performed at The National Concert Hall
Alex's composition Meshuga was commisioned to be arranged for the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra by "Jazz on The Terrace". Here is a video of the performance at The National Concert Hall on March 27th 2011 which also featured vocalists Christine Tobin, Mary Coughlin and David Lynx.
You can download the Alex Mathias Quartet version of Meshuga for free by signing up to the mailing list !
Alex Mathias Quartet *Free* 3-Track EP
Since releasing the Debut Album Goin' Roamin' (Livenote Records) in June 2010, The Alex Mathias Quartet has won 'Best Young Band' of Cork Jazz Festival and music from the album has been travelling around the world on Aer Lingus in-flight entertainment.
I am now giving Alex Mathias Quartet EP for FREE for a limited time only. Simply sign up for the mailing list below and a download link will be sent to you. Listen here. The EP contains three of my orginal compositions, Meshuga, Funk Bop and Jumpin' Jelly Beans. Watch the Album Launch version of Funk Bop at The Mermaid Arts Centre in June 2010.
Alex Mathias plays John Coltrane
Click here to see the dates for the Alex Mathias plays John Coltrane Ireland Tour (March 21st - April 3rd). You can also watch a compilation video of the performance at the National Concert Hall in December 2010.
*** Change of personnel ***
Darragh O'Kelly - Piano (March 21st - March 23rd)
Myles Drennan - Piano (March 24th - April 3rd)
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