Matt Ulery's Delicate Charms

Matt Ulery's Delicate Charms

Greg Ward - alto saxophone
James Davis - trumpet
Rob Clearfield - piano
Quin Kirchner - drums
Matt Ulery - double bass and compositions

Chicago based bassist/composer and bandleader, Matt Ulery, has developed an instantly recognizable sound. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery’s music, from small, diverse chamber ensembles to full orchestras, is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk– specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has been performing for 23 years on upright, electric, and brass basses.

For over two decades, Ulery has been the leader of several of his own groups and frequent collaborator. Ulery has produced and released 9 albums of all original music under his name including three recent releases of critical acclaim, “By a Little Light,” “Wake an Echo,” and “In the Ivory,” on Dave Douglas’s Greenleaf Music record label in 2012-2014 and his most latests, “Festival” (2016), “Sifting Stars” (2018), and “Delicate Charms” (forthcoming in October 2019), on his own label, Woolgathering Records.

Ulery's latest quintet project, Delicate Charms, was ensemble-in-residence at the illustrious Guimaraes (Portugal) Jazz Festival in November 2018 where they worked out the intimacies of this new music. This two set performance is the first show in Chicago since then.


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