MATT RIDLEY

Fusion / 21st Century Modern • United Kingdom
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Matt Ridley began his musical journey on piano aged 6. By his mid teens he had gravitated towards bass guitar, and was gigging professionally at age 19. In 2001 he enrolled at Trinity College of Music, and it was there that he began learning the double bass. He performed his final recital entirely on this instrument, and upon graduating with a Bmus honours degree in Jazz Studies, he was awarded the Trinity College of Music 'Friends in New York' award. Since graduating, he has also made a comprehensive study of classical music under the tutelage of LSO bassist Jani Pensola, and in 2017 won a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music diploma in classical double bass.

A true devotee of his instrument, discernible influences on his playing span the last 70+ years of jazz history, to include Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Scott Lafaro and Miroslav Vitous, as well as
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MATT RIDLEY Matt Ridley Trio : Thymos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matt Ridley Trio : Thymos
21st Century Modern 2013
MATT RIDLEY Matt Ridley Quartet : Mettã album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matt Ridley Quartet : Mettã
Fusion 2016
MATT RIDLEY The Antidote' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Antidote'
Fusion 2021

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