One thing that’s safe to say about our time in quarantine is that the musical releases from some of our favorite labels haven’t stopped. In fact, it seems that more artists have locked themselves in and been in heavy create and record mode to help weather us through the rough times. Another sure shot coming from the Common Good Records camp, is an up coming Jazz delight that piques our interests in an amazing way.
Stepping into the spotlight, the debut LP ‘Liner Notes’ from Matthew “Honeybee” Little, is a sonic journey through genre combining jazz.
Matt’s debut single “Hawks in Flight” opens with Matt playing an introspective piano line and quickly takes flight with a heavy bass line and driving jungle drum cadence, only to soar off with a series of melodic trumpet cadences. The genius of Matt’s songwriting shines in the arrangements as the song twists and turns through breaks, flute solos, and floating keys.
Followers of the Los Angeles and London jazz scenes will feel and hear the lineage of celebrated modern greats like Kamasi Washington and Yussef Kamaal. With “Hawks in Flight”, Matt is carrying the mantle of progressive, boundary pushing music sure to resonate and become a favorite with the jazz and beat scenes.