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Matt Bauder
Matt Bauder is a saxophonist and composer who has studied with Ed Sarath, Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila and Alvin Lucier. He has been an active member of the new music scenes in Ann Arbor, Chicago and New York, where he has performed with, among others, Braxton, Andrew D'Angelo, Jeff Parker, Chad Taylor, Jim Baker, Ken Vandermark and Phil Minton. He appears on recordings with Jason Ajemian (Locust Music), Warn Defever (Perforate My Heart), Neil Michael Hagerty (Drag City), His Name is Alive (4AD/Time Stereo), Saturday Looks Good to Me (Polyvinyl) and Bill Brovald (Tzadik).
Weary Already of the Way
Weary Already of the Way (2003)
Examines cross-currents in improvisation, composition and electronic studio manipulation
"Top Ten 2004" - Marc Chenard, Coda (Canada)
"...moments of great beauty. A fascinating start and a player to watch." - JazzTimes

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"Chicago-based tenor saxophonist Matt Bauder brought together an impressive lineup for his debut recording, Weary Already of the Way...layering and processing the raw material until it resembled the classic electronic and tape compositions of European composers like Bernard Parmegiani as much as the ancient to the future Chicago tradition of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the AACM...  Bauder has thrown down quite a heavy gauntlet, one that suggests a plethora of paths that the new leader will hopefully return to explore." — All Music Guide

"Reedist Matt Bauder, the latest product of Anthony Braxton’s incredibly fertile Wesleyan finishing school for adventurous young bandleaders, recently cochaired a CD, 2 + 2 Compositions (482 Music), with his eminent professor. The two cuts he penned on that disc demonstrated a keen ear for timbre and a will to abstraction." — Time Out-New York

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