Sneak Preview – excerpts from Matt’s upcoming
straight ahead jazz album

– stripped down cool jazz with a dark blues undercurrent

– all original material

– the title of each tune is a spoonerism :^)


A unique “uptown gutbucket” guitar improv style is unveiled here that combines colorful, advanced straight ahead jazz melodicism with deep, expressive, vocal like blues bends (the likes of which are ordinarily only heard from hard core dedicated blues guitarists, and are rarely drawn from such a clean toned hollow body electric guitar).


Matt Ragan – Guitar

Bob Magnusson – Upright Bass

Tripp Sprague – Tenor Sax

Susan Pascal – Vibraphone

Duncan Moore – Drums

Jamey Simmons – Trumpet