Trusts and Estates Partner and jazz & blues bassist, Matthew Berlin joined forces with two of his old friends and bandmates, Samoa Wilson and Jim Kweskin to produce their most recent album, I Just Want to Be Horizontal, on June 12, 2020.
Read what people are saying about the trio’s most recent project below.
“It’s not quite as crazy as Kweskin’s earlier work, but it is a wonderful set. Wilson and Kweskin have some fine backing players as well: Titus Vollman (lead guitar, slide guitar, ukulele), Mike Davis (trumpet, cornet), Paloma Ohm (alto sax), Dennis Lichtman (clarinet, fiddle, mandolin, alto sax), Sonny Barbato (piano, accordion), Matthew Berlin (bass), Jeff Brown (drums) and Sean Read and Maddie Read Clarke (harmony backup on “At Ebb Tide.”
Read the full review on WTJU New Blues News.
“Feel good music – just what we all need right now!”
Read the full review on Amazon.
“I Just Want to Be Horizontal is a joyful history lesson, one you’ll want to learn repeatedly.”
Read the full review on Part-Time Audio Phile.
“It’s a joyously dynamic mix of both well-known and obscure swing tunes reinvented from a string band perspective, more or less.”
Read the full review on New York Music Daily.
“An enjoyable nostalgia set because it doesn’t feel like it’s being nostalgic or ironic, this is a just a bunch of skilled off the clock cats playing music they love and doing it right. Fun stuff throughout from an old master and worthy new charge.”
Read the full review on Midwest Record.
“The tunes share humor, sweet melody, driving rhythm, tension, and release. These 17 tracks, a mix of the familiar and unfamiliar, embody the essence of early American music, infused with new twists and terrific vocals for a highly entertaining listen.”
Read the full review on Glide Magazine.