Album Review of
Dressed Up

Written by Joe Ross
February 5, 2019 - 12:00am EST
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Jumping Matt is vocalist and harmonica player Matyas Pribojszki from Hungary. He started playing harmonica at age 15, after hearing the late Sonny Boy Williamson. From 1994 – 2004, his first band, The Blues Fools, became the most well-known Hungarian blues band on the European blues scene and recorded three albums. During the past 15 years, he has released five albums as Matyas Pribojszki Band, toured Europe and the U.S.  His signature jumps on stage earned him the nickname “Jumping Matt." His new release “Dressed Up” features the rest of his combo (Ferenc Szász-guitar, Daniel Molnár-drums, László Csizmadia-bass), as well as the Custom Big Band with its twelve members. There are a dozen songs on this CD, all originals except the closer "Switchin` in the Kitchen" (by Big Joe Turner). From start to finish, these guys create a nice, delightful groove that gets you jumping right along with Matt. There’s a lot of variety of this album from swing (“Real Good Man”) to boogie-woogie (“Zydecola Boogie”) to rock ‘n roll (“Can’t Make You Stay). This is some powerful music with a unique flair. (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)