Matthew Justin Garrison
|Birth name||Matthew Justin Garrison|
|Born||June 2, 1970|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, jazz fusion|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, record producer, label owner|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, double bass|
His 2000 debut album, Matthew Garrison, was described by Bass Player magazine as having "raised the bar" for electric bass players. He is considered one of the most technically gifted jazz musicians of his generation.
Early life and pre-solo career
The son of Jimmy Garrison (bassist with: Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane) and modern dancer Roberta Escamilla Garrison, Matthew spent much of his childhood in Rome, Italy. In 1988, he returned to the U.S. to live with his godfather Jack DeJohnette with whom he recorded. In 1989, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship and began to play professionally. In 1994, he moved to New York City where he regularly performed and recorded with Gary Burton, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane, Gil Evans Orchestra, Steve Coleman, Vernon Reid, Chaka Khan, Joni Mitchell, Joe Zawinul, The Saturday Night Live Band, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Wayne Krantz.
- Matthew Garrison (Garrison Jazz, 2000)
- Shapeshifter (2004)
- Improvision with Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe (Abstract Logix, 2007)
- Shapeshifter Live (Garrison Jazz, 2011)
- In Movement with Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane (ECM, 2016)
- Rashied Ali, No One in Particluar (Survival, 2001)
- Terri Lyne Carrington, More to Say (Real Life Story: Nextgen) (E1, 2009)
- Dennis Chambers, Outbreak (ESC, 2002)
- Steve Coleman, The Tao of Mad Phat (Novus, 1993)
- Steve Coleman, Def Trance Beat (BMG Victor, 1995)
- Pino Daniele, Boogie Boogie Man (RCA, 2010)
- Chico Hamilton, Trio! Live @ Artpark (Joyous Shout, 2008)
- Herbie Hancock, Future 2 Future Live (Columbia, 2002)
- Rita Marcotulli, Us and Them (Casa Del Jazz, 2008)
- Rita Marcotulli, A Pino (Casa del Jazz, 2016)
- John McLaughlin, The Heart of Things (Verve, 1997)
- John McLaughlin, The Heart of Things: Live in Paris (Verve, 2000)
- John McLaughlin, Industrial Zen (Verve, 2006)
- Andy Milne, Forward to Get Back (D'Note, 1997)
- Bob Moses, Time Stood Still (Gramavision, 1994)
- Meshell Ndegeocello, The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel (EmArcy, 2005)
- Wolfgang Reisinger, Refusion (EmArcy, 2006)
- Revolution Void, Increase the Dosage (2005)
- Wallace Roney, Prototype (HighNote, 2004)
- World Saxophone Quartet, Experience (Justin Time, 2004)
- Joe Zawinul, Mark Whitfield, Wallace Roney Quartet (Jazz a Go-go, 1995)
- Joe Zawinul, My People (Tone Center, 1996)
- Gilbert, Mark (2002). "Garrison, Matthew (Justin)". In Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. pp. 18–19. ISBN 1561592846.
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- nytimes ShapeShifter
- Matthew Justin Garrison: ShapeShifter
- Matthew Garrison: Core Matter
- Garrison, Remembering Life On The Road With Whitney Houston.NPR Music News
- Matthew Garrison: Born to the Bass | Guitar.com
- Matthew Garrison: Matthew Garrison
- Dipietro, Phil (12 August 2004). "Matt Garrison: Matt Garrison: Shapeshifter". All About Jazz. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- Patterson, Ian (24 January 2011). "Matthew Garrison: Shapeshifter Live 2010 Part 1". All About Jazz. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
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