Reed Mathis has announced the release of Beathoven due September 30 on Royal Potato Family. The revered bassist extraordinaire is best known for his work with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tea Leaf Green and Billy & the Kids (led by the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann) among numerous others, but his first love was always Ludwig van Beethoven. With this debut release under his own name, Mathis did the unthinkable and fused all of his worlds together, bringing old world masterpieces by the classical composer to today’s premiere musical improvisors and updating their arrangements for a modern jam band. The result is the world’s first CDM (“classical dance music”) ensemble.
Presenting his new, dance-ready arrangements of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3″ and “Symphony No. 6,” to an elite class of musicians, Reed Mathis enlisted Phish’s Mike Gordon and Page McConnell, Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon, Joe Russo, Galactic’s Stanton Moore, The Greyboy Allstars’ Robert Walter, Matt Chamberlain, The Barr Brothers (Brad and Andrew Barr) and many more musical visionaries.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Sept. 23-25 – Lakewood, PA – Catskill Chill
Oct. 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Comes Alive
Reed Mathis – Beathoven
is available Sept. 30 on LP, CD & Digital Formats