"L'album solo de l'année - Matt Herskowitz, Upstairs (Justin Time)
Enregistré en novembre 2011 au Upstairs de Montréal, ce solo du pianiste québécois en jette aux oreilles. Entre des compositions, des reprises jazz (Brubeck, Petrucciani, Gershwin), des arrangements classiques (Bach et Schumann), Herskowitz déploie son art avec une fougue rare, mais sans jamais sacrifier à la musicalité. Technique exceptionnelle, sens précis de la nuance, Herskowitz fusionne ici avec brio ses connaissances jazz et classique."
"Solo album of the year - Matt Herskowitz Upstairs (Justin Time)
Recorded in November 2011 at Upstairs in Montreal, this solo outing of the Québec pianist throws it to our ears. Between his original compositions, jazz covers (Brubeck, Petrucciani, Gershwin) and classical arrangements (Bach and Schumann), Herskowitz deploys his art with a rare passion, but without ever sacrificing musicality. Exceptional technique, precise sense of nuance, Herskowitz brilliantly fuses here his mastery of jazz and classical."
June 8, 2013 - Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival, Barrie, ON – The Unsung Brubeck
New review of Upstairs in Downbeat magazine's Editor's Picks! You can read the full review on the Press page.
I just added a new video of a live performance I gave of Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm Variations on the Videos page. I improvised my own cadenza in the middle, in case you're wondering what that was! It was shot by a friend with a cam corder, but it's still quite watchable. Enjoy!
Matt Herskowitz Upstairs has already received numerous glowing reviews from the US! You can read some of them on the Press page (just click on the tab to the left). In the US you can also order this CD online worldwide through Justin Time Records, itunes, amazon and many other online retailers, as well at any record stores that still exist. In Canada it's available online as well at all retail record stores, including HMV, Archambault, Renaud-Bray and Grigorian.