Tagged: Originals

Power Fade by Neil Mattson

My newest creation.  Not sure where this one came from.  I started with an ostinato, realized it was in 7, thought that was interesting because odd metered compositions don’t come that easily…usually.  From there it took off.  I arrived at the opening harmonic movement by playing around with 2-note voicings of 4ths, 5ths, and 6ths, and added bass notes that complete the triadic structures.  The next part of the tune I was attempting to compose a basic pentatonic line that slides in and out of B minor and Ab major pentatonic, with a bunch of chromatic neighbor and passing tones to spice things up.  This is a technique that my teacher in Detroit, the brilliant Rob Pipho, was hipping me to in my last lessons over a year ago.  I tried to rhythmically displace the pentatonic groupings so as to create a line that is less predictable and pattern-istic — I think it also makes for more interesting tension points along the way.  Forgive the dance beat :)

Power Fade (Scratch Demo)

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Portland, OR – 08/26/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, August 26, 2010
7:00pm - Free! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
Hosted by the Neil Mattson Trio. Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 08/12/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, August 12, 2010
7:00pm - Free! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
Hosted by the Neil Mattson Trio. Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 07/22/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, July 22, 2010
7:00pm - Free!! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
Hosted by the Neil Mattson Trio. Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 07/15/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, July 15, 2010
7:00pm - Free!! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
This week hosted by: Trio Flux (Neil Mattson, Julio Appling, and Adam Ochshorn). Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 07/08/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, July 8, 2010
7:00pm - Free!! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
Hosted by the Neil Mattson Trio. Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 07/01/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, July 1, 2010
7:00pm - Free!! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
This week hosted by: Trio Flux (Neil Mattson, Julio Appling, and Adam Ochshorn). Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 06/24/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, June 24, 2010
7:00pm - Free!! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
Hosted by: The Neil Mattson Trio. Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 06/17/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, June 17, 2010
7:00pm - Free!! - All Ages
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
Hosted by the Neil Mattson Trio. Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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Portland, OR – 06/10/10 – Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Event
The "New and the Old" Jazz Jam
When
Thursday, June 10, 2010
7:00pm - Free!! - All Ages
Where
8638 N. Lombard Ave
Portland, OR
Other Info
Open Jazz Jam featuring all Original and Public Domain music.
Hosted by the Neil Mattson Trio. Every Thursday 7p. No cover, but tips appreciated. All ages welcome.

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