Matt Malley (Counting Crows, Jon Anderson)

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Try cutting bass tracks with Jennifer Anniston, Courtney Cox, and Mary-Louise Parker in the studio!

He was a Counting Crow when the Crows actually counted on the 1990s rock music landscape. A dexterous player who mastered fretted, fretless, extended range, and upright in a pop context– Matt Malley anchored Adam Duritz’ confessional compositions which moved millions and were staples during the last hurrah of FM music radio in the grunge era.

Among Malley’s co-writing credits include “Accidentally In Love” which found its way on to the Shrek 2 soundtrack, netting the bassist Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe nominations! Following his split with the Crows back in 2004, Matt has collaborated on a world music project with guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and with Yes singer Jon Anderson for Family Circle wherein Malley played all the instruments. Among his recording and stage credits include Emitt Rhodes, Jerry Donahue, and Beverley Martyn. He also waxed a solo slab entitled The Goddess Within.

With the Crows, Malley plied passages which grooved appropriately and kept the singer on key (mostly) as starlets aplenty swooned o’er the libretto of the lovelorn dread-locked poet.

Nice work if you can get it!

Dig Matt with Counting Crows:

“Accidentally In Love”

“Mr. Jones”

“Hangin’ Around”

Dig Matt with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

“The Eternal Wait”

Dig Matt solo from The Goddess Within

“How You Are”

“Into the Silence”

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