|All Artists: Scott Mateer|
Title: Inspirational Jazz: Make a Joyful Noise
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Inspirational Jazz: Make a Joyful Noise
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Mateer delivers a timely musical prayer for the downtrodden
Phillip A. Bucci | USA | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since Scott Mateer passed away on December 17, 2006, the review has been slightly modified to include updates.
Scott Mateer, the producer and performer of Joyful Noise, is primarily known as a successful radio personality in the central Mississippi area. He wrote and co-created what is now known as "Retro Country", a weekly syndicated country oldies radio program. A constant music fan and virtuoso guitar and keyboard player, Mateer produced the only radio friendly offering from the alt-country/R&R band Hip Boot Joe.
However, Scott's crowning achievement has been the penning of "Dear Me", the song that spawned the musical career of Lorrie Morgan. Scott co-wrote Dear Me with friend and Nashville regular Carson Whitsett.
Which brings us to Joyful Noise. Other larger named talents have begun to record instrumental, traditional spiritual songs, but it was Mateer that actually came up with the idea at SolarFire Music in 2003. The choice of songs on Joyful and the performances allow us to realize his love of this type of music.
Although a multi-talented individual, Mateer's faith brought him to this genre and he delivers. Over the years, each piece of the musical spectrum that he has touched, has become a successful and distinct product.
While hurricanes, tsunami's, and earthquakes dominate the news, Scott offers us some Joyful Noise to calm things down.
Before his passing in 2007, Scott and SolarFire Records released another compilation of Scott's musicianship called Jingle Jazz. Scott was doing in-store promo tours for Jingle Jazz before his death. SolarFire Records is in the process of preparing and releasing a tribute CD. It will contain 17 of Scott's songs, sung by Billy Grantham. Look for this sometime in late 2007.