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I studied guitar and composition at Berklee College of Music and privately with Pat Metheny and John Scofield. I am the creator of the world fusion bands Paranoise and Mawwal, which have won me critical praise internationally. I have worked in the studio with musicians Don Cherry, Anthony Jackson and Soft Machine's Hugh Hopper. I have produced many world music projects in my studio in Hadley, MA.

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Recording Studio Hadley, MA
Guitar Teacher Hadley, MA
Laouto player Hadley, MA
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Music,World Music,Politcs,
percussionist
middle eastern percussionist
Work Experience:
Jim Matus has produced hundreds of recordings in his production facilities in New York, Hartford and now Hadley. His studio at Artspace became one of the major studios in the Hartford area.
Jim played in and co-produced the successful Hartford band Mr. Right with Jim Chapdelaine. He produced Paranoise’s albums Private Power and Ishq (which was up for a Grammy in the World Music catetgory in 2001) for his own label, Ancient Records. He has recorded many New England artists and has produced CDs of Greek, Mexican, Peruvian, Indian, Latvian and other “world music” projects. Experienced in everything from Metal to Folk and Jazz recording, Jim lends his ears to many diverse projects with consistent results.
As a composer, experimental musician and improviser himself, Jim will always push the envelope and get unique performances out of any musician he works with. He has worked in the studio with world-class musicians such as Don Cherry, Anthony Jackson, Percy Jones, Lenny Picket, Steve Marcus, Al Anderson and Gary Windo. He has played as a studio musician for Hugh Hopper (legendary bass player for Soft Machine) and played live with drum guru Dave Weckl. His experimentations with Middle Eastern fusion band Mawwal have won him critical praise internationally (http://www.mawwalmusic.com). Their recent CDs include Black Flies and This Is All There Is. “Jim Matus has taken the style that Peter Gabriel made so famous a few years back and taken it a step further.” (EXPOSE)
Education:
Berklee College of Music
Organizations / Affilations:
World Fusion Band MAWWAL
http://www.mawwalmusic.com
Jim Matus is located in Hadley, MA and has the following skills: Recording Studio, Guitar Teacher, Laouto player
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Recording Studio

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STUDIO IN AN OLD SCHOOLHOUSE IN HADLEY MA - BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING - $30/hr - Call Jim at 413-584-2471
24 TRACK ALESIS HD24 SYSTEM - 2 NEUMAN MICROPHONES - 2 CHARTER OAK MICROPHONES PLUS OTHER GREAT MICS - RECORD LIVE OR TRACK-BY-TRACK - ISOLATION BOOTH - DRUM ROOM - IN-HOUSE GUITAR AND BASS AMPS - VINTAGE 1971 MARSHAL SUPER LEAD - GREAT PREAMPS - VINTAGE UREI LIMITER - OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH ALL TYPES OF MUSIC
Relevant Education / Credentials
Berklee College of Music
Years Experience: 20

Guitar Teacher

Category: Services
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Private guitar lessons, beginners to intermediate levels
Relevant Education / Credentials
Berklee College of Music
Years Experience: 20

Laouto player

Category: Music
Description
Play Greek laouto in most popular styles
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 10