'The Antidote: Live at the London Jazz Festival' captures the band on peak form, recorded at a sold-out gig in the London Jazz Festival 2022. A new suite of tunes composed in the Summer of 2022 is featured, alongside live versions of favourites from 'The Antidote' and 'The Antidote Reloaded'.
'True romance wins in a recording for posterity'-Jazzwise Magazine
On The Antidote, Matt Ridley has channeled his varied and extensive influences across a range of widespread genres, into a unique and memorable body of work. Though firmly rooted within the contemporary jazz discipline, the album emanates both rock overtones and classical influences, evolved from decades of genuine passion for music. Matt inhabits his own space within the creative diaspora, being able to navigate a broad spectrum of inspirations and transform them into a vibrant and exciting sound.
The Antidote features the formidable quintet of Alex Hitchcock on saxophone, Ant Law on guitar, Tom Hewson on piano/keyboards/synthesizers, Marc Michel on drums, and of course Matt Ridley on bass.
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'The Antidote Reloaded' is an EP of bonus tracks from the Antidote recording session. The tracks feature a rare cameo on bass guitar for the groove orientated 'Blues For Ronnie', the pastoral waltz 'Venasque' and the perennial live favourite 'Giorgina Diabolo'.
Alex Hitchcock: Alto, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Ant Law: Electric Guitar
Tom Hewson: Fender Rhodes, Mini-Moog Synth, Piano
Marc Michel: Drumkit
Matt Ridley: Bass Guitar, Double Bass and Compositions