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Matthew Shell releases us with Freedom

Matthew Shell, the son of a Zimbabwean mother and American father, is acutely in tune with the elements of a great song. This talented producer was featured on and has produced several artists including Marcus Johnson, Kenny Wesley, D2D, Carolyn Malachi, Kolten Perine (‘Secret’), Greg Adams, Paul Jackson, Jr.,  and Trey Eley. He has also engineered & mixed for DJ Flexx, Free, Jeff Lorber, Marcus Mitchell, and Gerald Albright, among others.

Matthew Shell (Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Matthew Shell (Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

In his album, ‘Freedom’, an album with Trey Eley,  he draws on various musical elements to provide us with a wonderful journey through a variety of genres that come together to make a delightful Jazz CD.   ‘Beauty in Freedom‘ utilizes the flute and piano to help put together a picture of serenity and calm.  It is reminiscent of a lazy African afternoon basking in the sun with a cool drink.  There are definite African undertones in this song. ‘Juice‘ has a more upbeat, R&B flavor that is easy to hum to.  ‘Twilight‘ was featured on, and is definitely great for dinner and romance. It is calm and soothing–just what you need to set the mood and provide the background for great conversation.   ‘Faces of Change‘ probably showcases Shell’s versatility and real talent the most.  Its complicated movement from smooth and easy listening to something a little easier to dance to, and then back to easy listening, all with an underlying regulated beat that ties it together and is compelling. He makes complicated seem so simple.

‘Freedom‘ was featured as a one of Generation Bass’ Top Albums of 2012.

The entire album is a delight and well worth the money.  You can purchase his music on iTunes.  To learn more about him, visit his website, or follow him on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. You can also listen to his music on Soundcloud. Look out for his upcoming album, ‘Victorious‘, slated for release this summer.


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3 Responses to “Matthew Shell releases us with Freedom”

  • MTS says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. God bless.

  • Generation Bass » Genesis – A Matthew Shell Exclusive Sneak Peek For Generation Bass says:

    April 24th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    [...] I couldn’t resist but to interview him to learn more and I did so here on Generation Bass last year. The interview was received so incredibly well, much better than my expectations. The number of Facebook likes and links from other websites to it provide honest proof of this success. I had nothing to do with the powerful reception as far as promoting is concerned. I do implore anyone of you who missed it to visit it here from August 2012, and experience it for yourself. After this interview, I kept seeing links to it and other Generation Bass articles featuring Matthew pop up all over the place, like this one for example. [...]

  • Tina Sullivan says:

    September 19th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Matthew, your music is absolutely beautiful!


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