MATT PIERSON

PRODUCER

Matt Pierson is a Grammy nominated producer  known for his work with  Jane Monheit, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny, Bob James, Kirk Whalum, Eric Hardland, and Shayna Steele to name a few. His discography reads as an overview of the best that contemporary jazz has to offer.  Matt has also produced a series of compilations and re-issues including classic packages featuring  Duke Ellington, George Benson, Bill Evans, David Sanborn, and Jaco Pastorius.

Biography

As an executive, Matt led Blue Note’s marketing and A&R departments before being called on by industry legend Mo Ostin to run Jazz A&R for Warner Bros. Records. He signed and in most cases produced a roster of heavyweights, eventually being elevated to Executive VP/GM for the label while making Warner an industry leader, garnering over 40 Grammy Nominations and countless #1 singles and albums.

 

In 2003, Pierson left Warner Bros. to produce and consult independently. He continues to work with established artists while also focusing on developing and nurturing new talent in the jazz and singer-songwriter worlds. His recent production work includes acclaimed songwriter and fellow GPS client James Maddock’s Another Life (Casa Del Fuego/Julian Records), the forthcoming album for Aaron & the Spell, the modern jazz vocalist Monika Borzym (Sony) and albums with master drummer Eric Harland, soul diva Shayna Steele and Orange is the New Black star Lea Delaria. Recently, Pierson produced albums for Bria Skonberg, Ariel Pocock, and Matt Baker, as well as Robert Randolph & The Family Band’s Got Soul (Sony Masterworks). He was nominated in the 2018 Grammy Awards for ‘Best Contemporary Blues Album’ (Robert Randolph), and is currently nominated in the 2018 Juno Awards for ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’ (Bria Skonberg).

Selected Discography

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Ariel Pocock

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Living In Twilights (Justin Time Records)

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Bria Skonberg

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With A Twist (Sony Masterworks)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band

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Got Soul (Sony Masterworks)

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Lea Delaria

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House of David

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Aaron & The Spell

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The Tin Man

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Dayna Stephens

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Peace (Sunnyside)

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Eric Harland

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Vipassana (GSI)

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James Maddock

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Another Life (Casa Del Fuego)

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Monika Borzym

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Girl Talk (Sony)

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Brad Mehldau

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House On Hill (Nonesuch)

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Joshua Redman

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Elastic (Warner Bros.)

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Mark Turner

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Ballad Sessions (Warner Bros.)

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*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer, W – Writer

Featured Audio

1. Robert Randolph “Love Do What It Do” (Sony Masterworks) -P

3:42

2. Ariel Pocock "So Long" (Justin Time Records) -P

4:39

3. Brad Mehldau "Exit Music (For A Film)" (Warner Bros.) - P

4:24

4. Bria Skonberg "Alright Okay You Win / Soul Bossa Nova" (Sony Masterworks) -P

3:22

5. Fourplay "River" (Warner Bros)

5:48

6. James Maddock "Another Life" (Casa Del Fuego) -P

4:30

7. Joshua Redman "Chill" (Warner Bros) -P

7:43

8. Kenny Garrett & Pat Metheny "Lonnies Lament" (Warner Bros.) -P

5:24

9. Monika Borzym "The Quiet Crowd" (Sony) -P

4:29

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