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ISSUE 116 VOL 13 PUBLISHED 3/7/2003

Wilson jazzes it up

By Molly Bayrd
Arts Editor

Friday, March 7, 2003

When asked to describe the style of his laid-back jazz quartet, Matt Wilson simply said, “fun.” Not one to disappoint, Wilson followed through on Wednesday by delivering a richly mesmerizing and purely pleasurable set in the Pause.

The quartet performed their own eclectically spellbinding catalogue, and freestyled their way through such songs as “Wooden Eye,” “Schoolboy Thug” and “Getting Friendly.”

Also joining the quartet was the St. Olaf jazz band, as well as special guest artist and St. Olaf jazz director Dave Hagedorn, who showed his true grit on the barimbas during the song, “Humidity.”

The New York City quartet’s dueling saxophonists, lightening-fingered bassist, and drummer Wilson delivered an unforgettable show.

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