Matt Geraghty is a bassist and composer with out borders, a sonic traveler whose musical pursuits have drawn him to the local music scenes on four continents. Geraghty has collaborated with musicians from Brazil, Colombia, West Africa, Japan, and India and has journeyed deep into the musical enclaves of Spain, France, Portugal, Cuba, Colombia, and the Philippines.
Matt Geraghty, bass
Richard Padron, guitar
Misha Tsiganov, piano
Adriano Santos, drums
Ze Luis, sax
Matt’s list of music collaborations crosses all genres of music and includes projects and recordings with 3-time grammy winning pianist Gil Goldstein, 7-time grammy winning drummer Paul Wertico, Polish star vocalist Anna Maria Jopek, Indian Sarangi Master Ramesh Misra and grammy winning harmonica virtuoso and original member of Bela Fleck and Flecktones Howard Levy.
Drawing inspiration from Pat Metheny’s melodic clarity and Herbie Hancock’s moody, electric grooves, Geraghty crafts a global sound that’s rooted in the style of contemporary jazz. His compositions are both atmospheric and tuneful, serving as compelling narratives of the journeys that continue to shape his musical style.
On his 4th recording ‘DEPARTURES’ bassist and composer Matt Geraghty propels his cross pollination of jazz and world music into new territory. Bringing together musicians from Poland, India, Armenia, Russia, Brazil, New York and Chicago Matt presents 12 new internationally inspired compositions.
Recorded for Omnilingual Records, “Departures” was Recorded at Avatar Studios in New York City. Matt was asked to be part of a European world music compilation Siesta 6 which went to #1 on the charts in Poland on Universal Music featuring Lila Downs, Melody Gardot, Luciana Souza, Sara Tavares, Raul Midon and Vanessa Da Mata.