— Where Will the River Flow
- Label: Porthole Music
- Released: 12 March 2021
'A distinctive new voice in a crowded scene’ (BBC Music Magazine), saxophonist Matt Carmichael is a product of Glasgow’s thriving jazz scene. He has been writing and performing his own music since his teens performing at Celtic Connections, Ronnie Scott’s, Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival and was a finalist in the televised BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020.
Matt released his debut album ‘Where Will The River Flow’ in March 2021 to critical acclaim throughout Europe including a 5 star review in BBC Music Magazine and ‘Album of the Month’ from BR Klassic in Germany. Following the release Matt has been invited as a guest soloist with the Grammy Award winning WDR Big Band in Cologne where his music will be arranged by legendary LA based saxophonist/arranger, Bob Mintzer in 2022.
Aside from his own projects, Matt has also performed with Fergus McCreadie, Luca Manning, corto.alto, BBC Young Trad award winner Charlie Stewart, Josie Duncan, Fat-Suit and JM World Jazz Orchestra amongst others.
Where Will the River Flow
'Where Will The River Flow' is the debut album from saxophonist and composer, Matt Carmichael. Featuring his quartet with award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie, bassist Ali Watson and drummer Tom Potter, the album comprises nine original compositions that reflect Carmichael’s strong engagement with Scottish traditional music, Scandinavian and singer-songwriter influences as well as his immersion in jazz since his early teens.
‘Utterly compelling... a complete musical statement’ Jazz Views
'He can make you laugh and shed a tear within the turn of a bar' Jazzwise Magazine
‘Strikingly organic synthesis of lyrical Jazz and Scottish Folk’ The Scotsman