Drummer and composer Matt Wilson will release his eighth CD and first quartet CD since 2003 on July 7.
Wilson describes “That’s Gonna Leave a Mark” as “getting a chance to have this great band record again!” Alongside Wilson, alto saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo, tenor saxophonist Jeff Lederer and bassist Chris Lightcap are all in fine form. All the members of the Quartet have played together since the late 1990s, though this marks Lightcap’s first recorded appearance with the group.
“That’s Gonna Leave a Mark” was recorded by Matt Balitsaris at Maggie’s Farm.
The CD contains a wide spectrum of repertoire, with originals by all of the members. “To have everybody else contribute a song too, that makes it more special,” Wilson says. “I think it’s much like the player, they have distinct personalities, and we blend together, but you can always tell the personality. That’s the way the tunes work together too.”