Press

“Matt Fisher is rapidly becoming one of the first call drummers on the London scene. Known for his versatility on both drum set and percussion, he never fails to impress me with his endeavours.”  – Pete Lockett 

“Matt Fisher is a really versatile and very dynamic drummer – a joy to work with.” – Tina May

“Matt’s wonderful skill, sensitivity and versatility as a multi-percussionist has allowed me to successfully explore my own musical journey especially on my ‘Five Rivers’ project’. Not only is Matt a fantastic person but also a very accommodating flexible musician who lends himself to all kinds of trials, tribulations and challenges.” – Najma Akhtar

“Matt Fisher’s drumming managed to be avidly energetic, subtly sharp and swinging by turns.” – Harry Acton

“But perhaps Atlas’s most effective episode came in their closing number, Trip to Inishbofin, characterising a visit to the small Irish island (“not a smooth boat ride”) with an impressively overdriven groove featuring scratchy guitar fretwork, boiling bass and the magnificent drumming intensity of Fisher.” – London Jazz News

“This is original & quirky; David Dower & Matt Fisher have created something that is more than a little bit amazing.” – Kind of Jazz

Reviews for ‘Tony Williams – So What: 1964’

“The transcription is a brilliant piece of work and I would recommend it to any drummer wishing to examine Tony Williams’ style.” Roger Odell – drummer, founder member of Shakatak

“This will be invaluable to those who are familiar with Tony Williams’ playing as well as those who come new to it. For both it leads to a better understanding of modern style proactive and interactive jazz drumming and rhythm section playing, which underpins so much of contemporary jazz.” –  John Marshall – drummer, Soft Machine Legacy

“Matt Fisher’s book provides an excellent example of some of the elements of Tony Williams’ approach to this role. A bonus is the rhythmic transcription of Herbie Hancock’s piano comping, a transcription task I set for my own students. For drummers who have little experience of “comping” transcriptions, this publication will be of value in this important aspect of their musical development and inspire them to transcribe and discover the different comping characteristics of other great jazz drummers such as Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes and Elvin Jones.” – Trevor Tomkins – drummer, Professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

 

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