Matt Wilde – “Savvy”

In this edition of Rhodes on Record, we explore a track from the debut album “Hello World” by Mancunian pianist and producer Matt Wilde.

Matt’s musical journey has been on a steady ascent, having garnered significant recognition for his recent projects on Root Records & Inner Ocean Records, including endorsements from Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson, Jazz FM, and more.

‘Hello World’ serves as an intimate sonic diary, where Matt shares personal experiences, thoughts, and emotions, reflecting on the complexities of the human experience. His compositions resonate with optimistic charm, capturing the beauty of life’s simple moments.

The fifth track from the album, ‘Savvy’, sees harmonic bass and keys riffs intertwine over a syncopated beat before watery Rhodes chords pave the way for an uplifting brass section.

After restoring his own Rhodes MK1 during lockdown, the Rhodes became a staple in Matt’s musical pallet, perfectly complimenting his lo-fi beats and experimental production.

With his name firmly cemented as one to watch in the Jazz / Beats landscape, we highly recommend you immerse yourself in the full album and experience the artistry of this talented musician.

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