Born in Long Island, New York, Matt Marshak plays since several years an integral role in the smooth jazz music scene. This year he opened for Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters, Joyce Cooling and Alex Bugnon. Currently he performs among others with Jessy J, 480 East and Chris Geith. With complete justification you can call Matt an in-demand musician.
His solo albums are Preservation (2001), This Time Around (2004) Groovosphere (2006) and On The Rocks (2008). On his new album Matt is supported by Andre Berry (bass), Chris Kent (bass), Chris Geith (keys), David Mann (sax), Tim Regusis (keys), Mario Cruz (sax), Dean Kraus (keys, piano), Chris Marshak (drums), Kenny Harris (bass), Jeff Feinstein (keys), Robert Meeks (organ), Katisse Buckingham (flute, sax), Michael McGuffey (trumpet), Lin Rountree (trumpet), Willard Meeks (rhodes, piano) and many more.
Matt starts his album with the groovy Space Coastin'. The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center, where the U.S. Air Force and NASA frequently launch rockets and shuttles into space. Matt has dedicated the song to his friends in Melbourne, Florida. This airy tune shows Matt's brilliance as guitar player. His magic on acoustic guitar is simply impressing.
The title song was written and produced by Carl Burnett, who also performs bass and some more instruments on this tune. Katisse (flute) and Matt compete in a perfect match. Hangin' At Humphreys is a familiar quotation for musicians performing...