Matt Savage Trio – Groovin’ on Mount Everest (2002)
Matt Savage – piano
John Funkhouser – bass
Steve Silverstein – drums
Groovin’ On Mount Everest is The Matt Savage Trio’s first studio recording. It contains over an hour of original compositions by 9-year-old pianist/leader Matt Savage, along with two standards by jazz greats Duke Ellington (Satin Doll) and Harburg/Arlen (Somewhere Over The Rainbow). Groovin’ On Mount Everest is turning the jazz world on its ear. Matt has thrown a curveball, stunning jazz lovers with the maturity and creativity of his compositions. He’s a more advanced pianist. Listen to the CD, realize that Matt is still nine years old at the time of this recording, shake your head in disbelief, and listen again.