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A professional musician for over fifty-five years, Matt Finley plays flugelhorn, trumpet, flute and soprano sax. A native of Lake George, New York, Matt performed for many years with Grammy-winning baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola and was a featured trumpet soloist and arranger with the Albany Jazz Workshop professional big band. He studied composition with Edgar Curtis, Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Brazilian jazz samba and bossa nova originals by lyrical flugelhorn artist & composer Matt Finley. Warm, bright & relaxed. It's Rio JAZZ in a box.
"Brazilian Wish Granted! Brazilian Wish showcases thirteen of the hippest Brazilian jazz performers in the world. Silky smooth grooves are expertly crafted and easy on the soul. The title track is soft and sensual, cool and breezy. Not the hot, sweaty, dirty dancing associated with the music of Carnival. No rough edges anywhere, the sounds are effortlessly delivered. Glossy, urban sophistication is energized by precision interplay between musicians. This disc never takes its eyes off its roots, and is a hybrid of Brazilian sonic structures under sleek, melodic American style jazz." - J. Spica, WVKR Radio
released April 1, 2006
Matt Finley flugelhorn & trumpet
Romero Lubambo acoustic guitar
Warren Bernhardt piano (2,8,9)
Jon Werking piano & keyboards (1,3,4,5,6,7)
Jeff Ciampa electric guitar
Mark Egan fretless bass (1,3,4,5,6,7)
Dave Finck acoustic bass (2,8,9)
Joel Rosenblatt drums (1,3,4,5,6,7)
Jeff Siegel drums (2,8)
Tomas Martin Lopez Latin percussion
Barry Danielian trumpet (1,3,4,6)
Dan Levine trombone (1,3,4,6)
David Mann tenor and soprano sax (1,3,4,6)