"A beautifully captured recording of an intimate live performance by a distinguished performer in varied genres."
"As a follow up to 2010’s acclaimed Jerusalem Trilogy on Justin Times Records, pianist composer Matt Herskowitz showcases the art of solo piano on Upstairs, recorded before a live audience in the intimate setting of Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill. Drawing on his classical training and his deep love of jazz, Herskowitz presents an artful blend of musical styles with direct nods to Michel Petrucciani, Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin, J.S. Bach and Robert Schumann along the way.
Daily World Jazz News
June 23, 2013 - Rochester Jazz Festival
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.