“…If you ever get a chance to hear Mattie DeDoes play his sax – TAKE IT. You’ll be amazed, as I was.” – Mike Larson, Ann Arbor Journal
NOTE: With Mattie’s relocation to Cleveland (August 2016), we’re now looking to book more engagements in the Northern Ohio area… S.D.
Featuring the unforgettable solo sound of saxophonist Mattie DeDoes, this group has brought down the house as an acclaimed act on prominent stages – yet can also provide you with the perfect live soundtrack for occasions and events.
In concert settings, Mattie DeDoes & Unknown Legacy present dynamic original material, distinctive arrangements of recognizable tunes that everyone enjoys, and some unique entertaining diversions as well. “Just The Two of Us” is just one cover that they toss “into the mix,” as Mattie’s raps play off an R&B classic in entertaining ways.
In spite of the name, the Unknown Legacy ensemble is always comprised of top instrumentalists; whether as a quartet, or including the North Coast Horns as part of a larger group, the resulting product features great soloists and a tight, powerful sound. In addition, a few choice vocal numbers enhance the concert experience as well. Along with his prominent recorded work, Mattie DeDoes has rocked venues from the Flint Jazz Festival, to Oberlin College, to Detroit’s renowned Roostertail Club.
Mattie DeDoes and Unknown Legacy have also performed on so many occasions as the “house band” for large-scale events and intimate affairs. From charity balls to private celebrations, their wide repertoire allows them to provide the signature sound that makes a setting special.
Here are just a few recorded examples – ranging from original works and soundtracks that are used by national media, to excerpts of some of their “cover” material:
- ENTERTAINMENT: “Just The Two of Us” (M. DeDoes/Frozen Rope Music [BMI], & Withers/Salter/MacDonald) – video from “The Helmholtz Project” concert, August 2015. “Oops, I Did It Again” (Martin/Yacoub) – funk arrangement (by S.DeDoes) of the song Britney Spears made famous…here, recording performed with the North Coast Horns (excerpt)
- ORIGINAL MUSIC: “Overdrive” (M. DeDoes/Frozen Rope Music [BMI]) – from Mattie DeDoes’ 2009 CD “I’m A Player” / “Turn Twelve” (M. DeDoes/Frozen Rope Music [BMI]) – from Mattie DeDoes’ 2012 CD “Outside The Lines.” (4:57, played via YouTube video)
- INTERESTING TAKES: “I’ll Be There” (Gordy/Davis/Hutch/West) – performed here by Mattie DeDoes & Unknown Legacy. Instrumental version of the Jackson 5 classic (1:47) / “When Sunny Gets Blue“ – Mattie DeDoes (alto sax), Steve DeDoes (piano) and the quartet in a great latin groove (1:44) / “Pick Up The Pieces” (Gorrie, Ball, etc.) – performed here by Mattie DeDoes & the North Coast Horns. Cover of the tune made famous by the Average White Band (1:52).
- NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS: “Take Me Out To The Ball Game“ (Norworth/Van Tilzer) – version by Steve & Mattie DeDoes used in video tribute to the late Stan Musial. Click here to see the video by filmmaker Tim Reid and read about the project. (2:00) / “WJR Internet Advisor” (S.DeDoes/Full Score & 7 Music [BMI]) – theme music for the nationally-syndicated radio program. Featuring alto sax solo by Mattie DeDoes. (1:00)
- ALSO BE SURE TO HEAR: Mattie DeDoes as part of the North Coast Horns small big band ! (“Almost Like Being In Love” / “Standard Deviation” Full CD by SDMP / Video Demo)
To Contract Mattie DeDoes & Unknown Legacy, Contact DeDoes Music !(734.663.6357, www.dedoesmusic.com, steve<AT>dedoesmusic.com)