Matthew Scott Ulery is a Chicago-born bassist and composer performing since the age of 14 years. Since his first performance, Ulery has played many styles of music. These include the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, gospel, theatre, and folk-- specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has performed not only on upright and electric bass, but has doubled on tuba and keyboards.
Ulery earn his bachelors degree in music composition at The Chicago College of Performing at Roosevelt University and has performed with such artists as Tim Hagens, Fareed Haque, Maria Schneider, Howard Levy, Wynton Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Carl Allen, Patricia Barber, Ron Perrillo, Jeff Parker, Rob Scheps, Zach Brock, and many others. When not touring parts of the U.S. and Europe with his groups, Matt appears regularly in the Chicago area music venues. Ulery is the leader of his own group, Loom, and a member, among others, of Eastern Blok, Grazyna Auguscik Group, and Zach Brock’s “Arrival/Departure,” and is currently working on his next recording project, “Themes and Scenes” for chamber orchestra.
This is gobs better than anything else I've heard out of these contests. There's actually some originality to the music and the performers are incredible. A great pleasure.
review written by: Mike Billmire
Quite beautiful and evocative of home on the Farm. I like the way you made the 5/4 meter lilt. It never sounded choppy. Great use of timbres from strings, brass and wurlitzer keyboard as well. Nice work!
review written by: David Higginbotham