The Things You Love is de titel van de nieuwe EP van New Cool Collective samen met Mark Reilly, de oprichter en zanger van Matt Bianco. Een plaat waarop beiden hun klassieke mix van soul, jazz en pop samenbrengen: het bekende New Cool Collective geluid, aangevuld met de retro pop-jazz van Matt Bianco.
It's easy to imagine the phone calls, drummer Matt Wilson made, using his best imitation of Elwood from the 1980 Blues Brothers movie, "We're putting the band back together, we're on a mission from God." And like that, current members and alumni of the drummer's bands: the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, and Christmas Tree-O assembled to commune and revisit the music Wilson's late wife Felicia loved. This recording was Wilson's first since he lost his wife to leukemia in 2014. It certainly was fitting to perform the compositions she loved, and by the performers Felicia considered her extended family. Instead of a wake, the music is a celebration. One crafted in the true Wilson fashion, without written arrangements or rehearsals.
new album for 2010, this is an album of newly recorded tracks from the past, all our hits and songs we enjoy playing live. There is a completely new version of ‘more than I can bear’ and a great version of ‘ half a minute’ featuring Hazel Sim on vocals and re-mixed by Joey Negro which is catching lots of attention.
Matt Bianco emerged in the British music scene in the 80s with a fresh pop sound tinged with soul, jazz and latin rhythms, while music at that time was more and more based on machine and synths.
“Hideaway”, their new work, will be released on March 8th, 2013 via earMUSIC. “Hideaway”: a place to escape the pressures of every-day life. A place of the soul, to step aside, relax and recharge. The album’s title sets the intentions of Matt Bianco’s music in 2013 and the new songs fit perfectly to the theme.