“He’s a master of evaporating tones, and every chord he plays is broken crystal — sharp and translucent.”

-Giovanni Russonello, The Gig

“Combining a rhythmic complexity that wouldn’t sound out of date on a Steve Coleman record with an eternal linearity that’s like postmodern Tristano, Mitchell synthesizes sounds and idioms with breathtaking ease.”

Jason Bivins, Point of Departure

“Scene stealer: Matt Mitchell’s turbulent piano solos with both Mahanthappa’s quintet and Douglas’ quintet were consistently compelling, even startling. He found freedom within the forms, assimilating sweepingly abstract passages of two-handed abandon into puzzle-box, yet always fluid, improvisations.”

Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press
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  • 2015 El Intruso Critic’s Poll: Musician of the Year (5th place), Pianist of the year (1st place), Group of the Year with Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (1st place)
Photo Credit: John Rogers
Photo Credit: John Rogers

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